RECREATE

Resource nexus for transformation to circular, resilient, and liveable cities in the context of climate change.

The aim of this project is to identify roles, opportunities, and pathways for cities to foster circular economy:

The RECREATE project contributes to creating sustainable, resilient and liveable cities through the perspective of urban metabolism analysis. The aim of this project is to identify roles, opportunities, and pathways for cities to foster circular economy.

The project

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The aim of this project is to identify roles, opportunities, and pathways for cities to foster circular economy:

  1. to significantly reduce energy, water and material resource use, and related environmental impacts;
  2. to build resilience to the ever-increasing uncertainties of globalization and climate change; and
  3. to make cities more liveable for growing populations in different urbanization contexts in China and Europe.

Project period: 2019-2022
Program: JPI Urban Europexternal link, opens in new window


The project

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The project is working with four cities: Beijing, Malmö, Shanghai and Vienna.

It is developing and implementing quantitative methods for urban metabolism and proposing urban resource cycles to provide foundations for building urban resilience to social, economic and environmental stress.

Through our cross-partner collaboration distributed in the four case-study cities, researchers will apply the methodologies to each other’s cities for comparative and synthesized knowledge creation. Integrated solutions will have embedded results from policy exercises and elicited stakeholder shared values which will provide bounds of acceptability for these ‘liveable’ cities.

More information about the RECREATE project can be found on this JPI Urban Europe webpageexternal link, opens in new window.

This project has received funding in the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe: Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.

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