Within the call ‘Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC) of JPI Urban Europe, the project of CREATE, led by Chalmers University of Technology with assistant professor Wieke Pot (PAP WUR) as Dutch main applicant, has been granted funding. The project is entitled ‘Embedding advanced urban material stock methods within governance processes to enable circular economy and cities resilience (CREATE)’ and will create an inventory of the existing material stocks within urban construction, develop and visualize reliable scenarios for future expected material flows, and design governance arrangements and interventions to facilitate and upscale the circular economy at the local level. The project will work with three urban living labs and three fellow cities in five European countries: Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Austria and Romania. With the funding, Wieke Pot can hire a postdoc that will mainly focus on the governance aspects to arrive at concrete proposals of tailored governance arrangements for the participating cities to facilitate and upscale the circular economy at the local level. The project will focus on the largest urban infrastructures and communal assets, namely buildings, municipal roads, water, and wastewater pipes. Within the Dutch living lab of Lifeport Circular Lab the project will develop knowledge using the case of the renovation of railway station Nijmegen.
More information on the call and projects that have been recommended for funding is to be found on the website of JPI Urban Europa: https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/news/announcement-16-projects-recommended-for-funding-in-era-net-cofound-urban-transformation-capacities-enutc/.
Short summary EN: The CREATE project will make an inventory of existing material stocks within urban buildings and infrastructure, develop scenarios for future expected material flows, and designs governance arrangements and interventions to facilitate and upscale the circular economy at the local level.