Landscape Architects are instrumental in implementing circularity concepts, using their expertise and technical skills to "bridge" the natural and cultural environment. In a circular economy, markets incentivize product reuse over disposal, minimizing the demand for extracting new resources. This strategy optimizes natural resource usage, fuels innovation, increases employment, cultivates new capabilities, and promotes environmental preservation.

To achieve sustainable urban development and enhance livability, it includes integrating Circular Economy principles into resource management. This month, IFLA APR will spotlight Circular Cities and the Circular Economy, emphasizing their significance to Landscape Architecture.

This session aims to:

  1. Introduce the concept of Circular Cities and the Circular Economy model.
  2. Showcase innovative projects that exemplify the Circular City concept, analyzing the underlying principles of the Circular Economy model.
  3. Examine how landscape architects incorporate Circular Economy principles into their projects, highlighting effective implementation strategies and real-world applications.