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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city
Authors: Langergraber, Guenter
Pucher, Bernhard
Simperler, Lena
Kisser, Johannes
Katsou, Evina
Bühler, Devi
Mateo, Mari Carmen Garcia
Atanasova, Nataša
et. al: No
DOI: 10.2166/bgs.2020.933
Published in: Blue-Green Systems
Volume(Issue): 2
Issue: 1
Page(s): 173
Pages to: 185
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: IWA Publishing
ISSN: 2617-4782
Language: English
Subjects: Blue-Green Infrastructure; Circular Economy; Nature-Based Solutions; Resourceful Cities
Subject (DDC): 338.927: Environmental economics and sustainable development
Abstract: Resource depletion, climate change and degradation of ecosystems are challenges faced by cities worldwide and will increase if cities do not adapt. In order to tackle those challenges, it is necessary to transform our cities into sustainable systems using a holistic approach. One element in achieving this transition is the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS). NBS can provide a range of ecosystem services beneficial for the urban biosphere such as regulation of micro-climates, flood prevention, water treatment, food provision and more. However, most NBS are implemented serving only one single purpose. Adopting the concept of circular economy by combining different types of services and returning resources to the city, would increase the benefits gained for urban areas. The COST Action Circular City aims to establish a network testing the hypothesis that: ‘A circular flow system that implements NBS for managing nutrients and resources within the urban biosphere will lead to a resilient, sustainable and healthy urban environment’. In this paper we introduce the COST Action Circular City by describing its main objectives and aims. The paper also serves as introduction to the review papers of the Action's five Working Groups in this Special Issue.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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