Closing the loop for urban material flows

Project Description

CityLoops aims 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. A series of further innovative decision support tools will be developed (such as City Lab, a GIS-based city planning tool, and a pre-demolition resource-mapping tool) for specific demonstration actions.

IDENER contributions

  • To ensure all possible ongoing and previous experiences on CE in relation to CDW and soil are built upon effectively, and to minimise any element of duplication, a strong focus will be placed on establishing deep collaboration both between the demonstration cities within the project, and with other cities, projects, and key experts outside the consortium.
  • Based on the methodology developed in WP4, a sector-wide Circularity Assessment will be undertaken in each city. The cities will carry out data collection workshops/hackathons to gather all necessary data and information needed for the sector and citywide material flow and stock accounting as well as input this data in the online dashboard. This assessment is designed primarily to provide a baseline for the evaluation framework, as well as pointing towards future upscaling activities in the specific sectors studied in WP2 and 3. It may also help to directly support the implementation of the demonstration actions themselves by indicating relationships and pressure points.
  • The second demonstration action the suite of tools developed (CDW flow optimisation tool and the well-being monitoring tool within the city simulation platform) will be applied to prepare an plan for the future optimisation of the collection and handling of CDW from citizens and small companies, including optimal locations for future clean points, and analysis of waste treatment plant locations. The actions and recommendations included in this plan will be analysed in order to evaluate their implementation in future planning regarding the management of MSW.
  • Demonstrator action in Seville.

Project Details

  • Date 11 April, 2019
  • Tags Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Energy, Environment, Modeling and Simulation, Other, Public - EU FP7 / H2020, Public - H2020, Raw Materials
  • Programme Horizon 2020-EC
  • Call ID H2020-SC5-2018-2
  • Partners ICLEI, Apeldoorn, Bodø, Nordland Research Institute, Miksei Mikkeli, Xamk (South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences), LIPOR, Porto Ambiente, Porto, Capital Region Denmark, Roskilde University, Gate 21, Roskilde, Høje-Taastrup, The Danish Association of Construction Clients, Seville, LIPASAM, IDENER, Murcia, Vallès Occidental, LEITAT, RWS, Metabolism of Cities, Saxion, WR, DAKOFA, EMASESA, IRIS Produksjon, 2GO OUT Consulting
  • Project cost 9990350,52
  • Start date 1st October 2019
  • End date 30th September 2022
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