Circling the square: Governance of the circular economy transition in the Amsterdam metropolitan area

Heurkens, E., & Dabrowski, M. (2020). Circling the square: Governance of the circular economy transition in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. European Spatial Research and Policy, 27(2), 11-31. https://doi.org/10.18778/1231-1952.27.2.02 Circular economy (CE), the new ‘buzzword’ in urban and regional studies and policy debates, is about shifting from a linear production process towards a circular one in…

Overcoming governance challenges to enact transitions for a circular economy in Amsterdam and Naples urban regions

Regional Studies Association (RSA) Conference 2019, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 5 June 2019 Circular economy, that is a system in which resources circulate in ‘closed loops’ and waste generation is minimised, emerged as new sustainability paradigm, challenging the existing economic models and sustainable development practices. Transition towards circular economy was placed high on the agenda…

Governance challenges for a circular economy in AMA

Erwin Heurkens, 5 May 2019, BK Research Week In order to sustain and facilitate change towards a circular built environment, a territorial governance approach must be considered which integrates multi-level and cross-sectoral features of governance. This presentation sets out the main governance challenges faced and current CE transitions in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. These findings…