Starting our first EU Horizon 2020 project: CityLoops

Three Metabolism of Cities team members, Aristide, Paul and Carolin, have started working on the newly launched EU-funded Horizon 2020 project called CityLoops. Beyond exciting doesn’t even put it into words that Metabolism of Cities is one of 28 partners in this consortium that is led by ICLEI Europe.
The project will run for four years and “brings together six ambitious European cities to demonstrate a series of innovative tools and urban planning approaches, aimed at closing the loops of urban material flows and increasing their regenerative capacity. Demonstration actions will be implemented in relation to construction/demolition waste, including soil, and organic waste. During the inception phase, a circular city scan methodology and indicators will be developed and implemented in each city, by adapting current MFA and Urban Metabolism methods to include context-specific data and challenges, to adjust planned demonstration actions, provide an evaluation framework for the measures and monitor their progress towards a circular economy.”

Our part will include working on sector-wide and urban circularity assessments. We will develop methods for these assessments and help the seven cities Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde (Denmark), Mikkeli (Finland), Apeldoorn (the Netherlands), Bodø (Norway), Porto (Portugal) and Seville (Spain) carry them out. Beyond that, we will conduct a circularity hotspot analysis and develop an open source data repository and circularity monitoring platform, essentially expanding the MultipliCity platform.

You can follow our progress through our Metabolism of Cities newsletter, or for more frequent updates on Twitter and of course the project website itself, once it is live: 

Here is more info (about the partners):