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Finnish cities collaborate on circular economy operating model

Finnish cities collaborate on circular economy operating model

Tampere, Espoo and Turku aim to create a model where cities, businesses, research organisations and citizens can develop neighbourhoods in line with circular economy principles.

VIDEO: In Brainport Smart District, residents will own their data

VIDEO: In Brainport Smart District, residents will own their data

Cathalijne Dortmans, Deputy Mayor, City of Helmond, said: “Brainport Smart District is a living lab of technological innovation. It’s also a district for social innovation."

Slovenia commits to a fully circular economy

Slovenia commits to a fully circular economy

The overall goal is to position Slovenia as a European leader in harnessing the power of circularity to decarbonise its economy and transform communities.

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

The programme aims to show what can happen when the private and public sector team up with civic groups and academic experts to tackle the biggest challenges facing the city.

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.

Helsinki launches three new projects to 'rethink urban housing'

Helsinki launches three new projects to 'rethink urban housing'

The city is launching three new projects within the Re-thinking Urban Housing programme which seeks to improve the quality and appeal of flats as housing through customised solutions.

Swiss waste company signs technology agreement

Swiss waste company signs technology agreement

Helvetia Environnement will use Rubicon’s platform of both in-vehicle and fleet management dashboard technology to uncover cost savings.

Five strategic shifts cities must make to face "new reality"

Five strategic shifts cities must make to face "new reality"

Only by using advanced technologies such as urban modelling tools and artificial intelligence will cities be able to address the new round of challenges they face, says ABI Research.

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

WEF helps governments scale up the circular economy

Scale 360 aims to harness the potential of technology innovation and smart policy to fast-track the circular economy through nationally led challenges.

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Sustainability officers must put in place new models and encourage the continuous reuse of materials to minimise waste and the demand for additional natural resource consumption.