Circular Economy Principles and Planetary Boundaries

Haase, Matthias and Meslec, Mihaela (2024) Circular Economy Principles and Planetary Boundaries. KEEP ON PLANNING FOR THE REAL WORLD. Climate Change calls for Nature-based Solutions and Smart Technologies. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2024, 29th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 103-112. ISSN 2521-3938

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Urban development requires a distinct understanding of the existing situations as well as a vision of the future district to be able to develop suitable pathways for a sustainable transition. The debate conducted so far highlights the need for a comprehensive understanding of the different aspects of circular economy (CE) principles impacting the sustainability, in particular what needs to be done with regard to environmental sustainability in cities and regions. To be able to build a representative methodology for integrated sustainability assessments the concept of Planetary Boundaries (PB) was selected as a framework to analyze how to establish a holistic sustainability evaluation based on CE. Previous work showed that although some principles have already been identified and implemented, several relevant trigger points of PB have not been considered yet. By combining CE methods, urban planners and policymakers can gain a holistic understanding of the impacts of urban districts on planetary boundaries. This knowledge can inform sustainable urban development strategies that minimize environmental harm, promote resource efficiency, and enhance the well-being of urban communities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: economy, urban development., planning, sustainability, environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2024 12:39
Last Modified: 27 May 2024 07:42

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