A circular city is a city that uses its resources (food, water, energy, materials, land) several times, in cycles or cascades, turning the city into a productive urban space in order to minimise resource imports and at the same time waste production. A circular city manages to do so, by creating regenerative green urban spaces, sustainable buildings and prospering communities.
This course provides knowledge on how to create such cities by using nature-based solutions (nbs). It comprises knowledge on resources flows and management of these flows in cities, appropriate nature- based solutions for managing resources, implementation aspects and number of worked examples to help understanding this complex domain.
What you will learn:
- Understand resources flows in cities: water, nutrients, energy, materials, land.
- Understand the basic design requirements for NBS and roles of different actors involved in their implementation
- Demonstrate why and how different disciplines need to work together for implementing NBS (transdisciplinary approach; thinking across boundaries).