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#7 How the circular economy can generate opportunities for developing cities

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In 2019, The Spindle and the Hague Humanity Hub collaborate in organising a series of (almost) monthly inspirational working sessions for our mutual communities! In the next months, we will dedicate three Future Sessions to exploring the future of cities and the significance of urban trends for development and development cooperation. The world is increasingly becoming more urban, with Africa and Asia being the fastest urbanizing continents. Cities are growing in size, and by 2030, there will be 41 cities with more than 10 million inhabitants. During this Future Session Special, we explore the challenges, consequences and opportunities for you and your organisation. The sessions are high in energy and always involve an expert.

Future Session #7: How the circular economy can generate opportunities for developing cities
The Netherlands is leading the way on the transition to a circular economy that is regenerative and waste-free by design. But how can this emerging economic system address the challenges facing fast-growing cities in the developing world? Join Tamara Streefland, Cities Lead at Amsterdam-based consultancy and thinktank Metabolic, for a workshop exploring how the latest circular city methodologies could apply in a developing world context.

Attend a rundown on Metabolic’s systems-thinking approach to working with cities, and participate in an intervention game to devise potential circular solutions for a rapidly-expanding developing city. What opportunities can a circular approach deliver for urban centres in the developing world? What are the main barriers in the way of a transition? What key leverage points can we target to overcome these barriers? Register below to tackle these questions and more.

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Save the date – This will be the second Future Session in a row of three inspirational and interactive meet-ups revolving around the future of cities and its significance for development and development cooperation. The other Future Sessions in this thematic series are:

Financial Inclusion for Urban Poor

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Recycled Plastic Bricks (The EcoBricks)

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Partos Future Exploration

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