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The municipality of Apeldoorn (GA) in the east of the Netherlands aims to be waste free by 2030, and is considered a frontrunner on waste management. It has set ambitious goals on closing the loop on material streams such as textiles and organic waste. It is one of the signatories to the Dutch City Deal: Circular City, in which frontrunner cities and the national government aim to be completely circular by 2050 and serve as living labs for innovative circular projects. Apeldoorn is one of the seven cities involved in the EU-funded CityLoops project.
Bodø, located just north of the Arctic Circle, is the largest urban area and city in Nordland county, and the second-largest in North Norway. Bodø is the 16th most populous municipality in Norway. Bodø takes on the role of demonstration city in the CityLoops project for the demonstration activities for CDW/soil.
Norland Research Institute
Nordland Research Institute (NRI), founded in 1979, is a private research institute with Nord university as a major shareholder. NRI has three research groups Entrepreneurship, Welfare and Environment that conduct cross disciplinary research on innovation, regional development and others. NRI leads the Evaluation work in the EU-funded CityLoops project, and supports Bodø demonstration case, amongst other tasks.
Mikkeli Development Miksei
Mikkeli Development Miksei Ltd.is a business development company owned by the City of Mikkeli and South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences. The mission of Miksei is to help local economy and companies to grow and internationalise. Miksei presents the City of Mikkeli (Finland) in the CityLoops project and is leading the work on urban circularity assessment and circular procurement.
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) is an innovative higher education institution driven by the idea of unlimited lifelong learning and study. Xamk is the lead partner for the demonstration actions in construction and demolition waste and organic waste to implement actions in Mikkeli City during inception and preparation, implementation and replication.
Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto (LIPOR) is responsible for the management, recovery and treatment of the Municipal Waste produced in the eight associated municipalities, Porto amongst those. LIPOR will be the main partner for carrying out the circular demonstration activities, related with organic waste, in Porto as part of the CityLoops project.
Porto Environment Municipal Company (Porto Ambiente) is responsible for the waste management and urban cleaning services in the Municipality of Porto. Porto Ambiente will participate in the circular demonstration activities related to organic waste in Porto, as part of the CityLoops project. It will be in charge of activities such as the food waste selective collection in the tourism sector or the supply and installation of containers with smart sensors, amongst others.
Camara Municipal do Porto
Porto has ambitions to become a circular city and is therefore developing the Roadmap to Porto City Circular in 2030, in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders to define strategic areas of intervention. Porto is one of the cities involved in CityLoops as a demonstrator. The Municipality of Porto will take part in the circular demonstration activities related to organic waste, and coordinate the stakeholder mapping and engagement, the circularity city scan, and the promotion of social entrepreneurship initiatives amongst others.
Region Hovedstaden (Capital Region of Denmark)
The Capital Region of Denmark (CRD) is a public authority working with both regional development as well as administrating hospitals and healthcare services, public transport, and handling environmental issues regarding soil contamination and groundwater resources as well as mineral resources. CRD is using its expertise to lead all CityLoops activities related to construction and demolition waste, including soil, and coordiinate the cities' demonstration actions in this waste stream.
See Region Hovedstaden (Capital Region of Denmark)'s Website
Roskilde University (RU) was founded in 1972 and has since its foundation been leading among European universities in rethinking traditional ways of approaching both teaching and research. The CityLoops is placed in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Circular Economy and Sustainability – CIRCLES. RUC is involved with planning, development and demonstration activities in Roskilde and Høje Taastrup (Denmark).
Gate 21 is a partnership and network organisation between municipalities, companies and universities, that work with the common goal of accelerating the green transition. Gate 21 is coordinating the work done by Danish partners in CityLoops. It will support Capital Region of Denmark in leading the construction and demolition waste activities, and will support the other partners with stakeholder engagement, case development and others.
Roskilde (Denmark) is one of the demonstrator cities involved in the CityLoops project. Roskilde is a major builder and building owner in tehe country with a complete building organisation within the municipality. Roskilde municipality has the largest operation of gravel and sand pits in Denmark and is hereby the largest national raw material provider within that area. Roskilde is actively promoting the design and implementation of circular building and soil strategies, and has had a soil strategy in place since 2004. As part of CityLoops, Roskilde will develop a series of tools related to CDW and test them.
Høje-Taastrup (Denmark) is one of the demonstrator cities involved in the CityLoops project. With a focus in this project on public building projects and urban development, Høje-Taastrup plays a key role in ensuring dialogue with decision-makers planning these projects and having an opportunity to influence the direction of the project.
Danish Association of Construction Clients
The Danish Association of Construction Clients (DACC) is an interest group representing professional construction clients (public sector clients, social housing compagnies, private investors and developers) in Denmark. DACC is supporting activities related to construction and demolition waste (including soil) in Danish cities, contributing with its knowledge and experience in the circular economy area.
Ayuntamiento de Sevilla
Seville (Spain) is one of the demonstrator cities involved in the CityLoops project. In coordination with other local partners - LIPASAM, EMASESA, IDENER), it will develop innovative tools and test them as part of its demonstration actions on construction and demolition waste, and organic waste. Seville has a commitment to promote a model of sustainable urban development, increasing the demand for socio-economic activities that generate environmental goods and services
LIPASAM is a municipal public company which belongs to the City of Seville (Spain) and is responsible for the collection of the municipal waste and street cleaning. The organisation has been operating since 1986 and has 32 years of experience in the field of waste management. LIPASAM is involved in the CityLoops project and will be in charge of actions related to the CDW demonstration actions in Seville, and will contribute to data collection to model CDW flows.
Ayuntamiento de Murcia
Murcia (Spain) is one of the replicator cities involved in the CityLoops project. Murcia's circular economy objectives concerning organic waste are included within “Local Strategy of Adaptation to Climate Change of the Municipality of Murcia 2030”.
Consell Comarcal del Vallès Occidental
Vallès Occidental County Council, created in 1988, is a local government and government agency in the Vallès Occidental county (Spain), which includes 23 municipalities. The Council strongly supports the development toward a circular economy. Vallès Occidental County Council is involved in CityLoops as a replication zone.
LEITAT is a private technological centre located in Terrassa (Spain) with a mission to bring intellectual, economic and social value to society by transforming technological and scientific challenges into new breakthroughs and innovations. LEITAT is involved in the CityLoops project to develop a template for the replications plans by looking into the demonstration actions on CDW and OW developed by the demonstrator cities.
IDENER is a private research SME company in Sevilla (Spain) that contribute with its expertise in resource and raw material efficiency to reseach initiatives related to development of new products and services and finding of new ways to reduce inputs, minimize waste, improve management of resource stocks, change consumption patterns, optimize production processes, management and business methods, and improve logistics.
Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) is a government agency owned by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Within the CityLoops project, RWS lead the work on circular procurement, and contribute to the replication activities through the scale up of the local Collaborative Learning Networks. RWS will also provide technical and specialist procurement support to each of the 7 demonstrator cities.
Metabolism of Cities
Metabolism of Cities (MoC) is a non-profit organisation with a goal to advance the use of urban metabolism research in policy and practice while making it available to a wider audience. As part of the CityLoops project, MoC is developing the circularity assessment methodology at an economic sector and at a city-wide level. MoC is supporting CityLoops partners and demonstrator cities in using this methodology to report circularity.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands. Saxion is involved in the CityLoops partner and is contributing to the CDW and OW demonstrations taking place in Apeldoorn. Saxion is taking responsibility for the development of business cases for upcycling of road material, encompassing the analysis of appropriate markets and business models and identify economic and legal potential and barriers.
Stichting Wageningen Research
“Stichting Wageningen Research (WR)” is part of Wageningen University & Research (WUR). With approximately 30 locations around the world, 6,000 staff members and 11,000 students, WUR is a world leader in the Circular (Bio)Economy domain. In the CityLoops project, WR is leading the work on organic waste to coordinate the activities implemented by the demonstrator cities. Besides that, the activities of WR are related to support Apeldoorn on the OW up-cycling demonstrations.
EMASESA is a public company that provides services related to the Urban Water Cycle in Seville (sPAIN) and 11 other communities within the metropolitan area. EMASESA will take on the role of a demonstration entity for construction and demolition waste valorisation practices in CityLoops and will, in this role, contribute with its expertise in the field of CDW management and co-digestion of different co-substrates with sewage sludge.
Iris Produksjon AS
Iris Produksjon AS is a subsidiary of Iris Salten IKS, the inter-municipal waste management company owned by nine municipalities in the Salten region of Northern Norway. Within the CityLoops project, IRIS Produksjon will support Bodø Kommune in implementing its CDW demonstration actions. This includes transforming former landfill waste to a resource that could be used instead of virgin materials with the goal of decreasing the logistics around handling of CDW/soil in the Bodø Area.
2GO OUT Consulting
2GO OUT Consulting is a Consulting Company that provides specialized services to integrate sustainability & innovation actions into corporate strategies. Within the CityLoops project, 2GO OUT is supporting the City of Porto in those activities related to organic waste. 2GO OUT will take a major role in the circularity city scan and the planning, development and monitoring of Urban Organic Waste Circularity Models, together with LIPOR and Porto Ambiente.