Circular Cities Conference: Reflow and Beyond
30-31 Mar 2022, 09:00-17:30
Horizon 2022 project Reflow will have its final event on 30 and 31 March. Day 1 will take place online, Day 2 on site in Copenhagen. During these two days the project will present what has been developed and learned, how the work can continue to make an impact going forward and how other actors and projects can take up the torch.
Day 1 - Circular and Regenerative Transitions need diverse stakeholder interaction and collaboration
The transition to circular and regenerative cities requires a systemic shift that will be possible only if steered by public-private-people (& planet) collaboration. On Day 1, the conference will zoom in on the different roles and responsibilities of research, industry, the FabLab movement, politics and citizens, while highlighting how these actors can and need to work together. The day will be fully digital. The sessions can be watched either separately, or from start to finish to understand the bigger picture.
Day 2 - The project’s results, learnings, and impacts and how to implement and scale circular solutions.
REFLOW has worked with a range of fields and developed solutions for six distinct materials. On Day 2, participants will learn about the approaches used and get familiar with the solutions developed in REFLOW. This includes material flow analysis and urban metabolism, the role and importance of technology and how to evaluate the social aspect. The concrete solutions will be presented and discussed, including how they have used these approaches in the development and implementation of the solutions and how the solutions can be scaled to a national and European level.
REFLOW is an EU Horizon 2020 innovation action that has been running since 2019, with the aim to develop solutions that enable the transition of European cities towards circular and regenerative practices. The project will come to an end in May 2022, after three years of intense work across Europe on finding and developing scalable solutions for six material streams: textile, plastic, wood, food, energy and wastewater heat.