#EURegionsWeekUniversity – Going circular in cities and regions: From policy to practice - 12WS22279

Green Transition


Supported by the Green Deal, circularity policies and strategies are emerging across Europe. This session offers insight into the implementation challenges when delivering circular strategies in cities and regions. In particular, it will outline the spatial implications, explore questions around governance and policy levers, and delve into how to bring about societal shifts and how to measure the impact of these changes. It will also involve discussions on the potential of circularity as a driver for sustainable transitions.

For the first time, this session will present the policy suggestions generated from the research conducted for the RSA PolicyExpo 2021, Going circular: unlocking the potential of regions and cities to drive the circular economy transition. It will disseminate the research to actors engaged in implementation, as well as provide the opportunity for those implementing circular strategies to offer their feedback on the policy suggestions presented. Thus, it will provide a valuable opportunity for reflection for both researchers and implementers. It will also enable researchers to collect more data on the experiences of those implementing circular strategies, which will be a valuable addition to the final policy book.

Draft Agenda:

  • Research presentations from the speakers
  • Interactive discussions (facilitated by mentimeter) between the panel and audience focussed on implementation challenges, including:
    1. the implications of circular strategies for activities within the city region and for spatial planning;
    2. levers for implementation available to key urban actors;
    3. how to engage the public in the circular transition;
    4. measuring the impact of circular policies & strategies.


Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)European Regional Science Association (ERSA)Regional Studies Association Europe Foundation (RSA Europe)
English (EN)


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