Circular Communities: The Value Flower

Circular Communities: The Value Flower
Library Shelf Location 10a.LECL
Publication Date 16 Jan 2023

In Circular Communities, pioneering, collectively supported initiatives are central, aimed at closing resource flows at neighbourhood or district level and thus contributing to the transition to a circular economy.

For the analysis of these different initiatives, the researchers - urban planner Els Leclercq and architect Mo Smit - developed a unique method: the Circular Value Flower method. This method helps to organise the joint closing of resource flows (materials, energy, water, biota, nutrients) on a neighbourhood scale and provides insight into the added value (economic, ecological, social, cultural, aesthetic) that can be realised within the built environment.

Circular Communities thus offers inspiration and lessons for integral sustainable interventions at the scale of the neighbourhood and ties in with the new Environmental Planning Act (2022), which explicitly offers space for citizen initiatives and local commissioning.

ISBN 9789462087415
Quantity 1
Pages 160
Authors Mo Smit, Els Leclerq
Format Paperback
Publisher Nai Publishers
Category Placemaking/Urban Planning
Keywords Neighbourhood, Circular economy, Urban planning, Environmental
Language English

Other Artists

Other Recent Books