Three new cities join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Cities Network

January 31, 2017
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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Cities Network was launched in October 2016 with a global network of nine pioneering cities: Austin, Boulder, Copenhagen, London, Ljubljana, New York City, Peterborough, Phoenix and Rio De Janerio, coming together to explore the application of circular economy approaches to address current urban challenges.

In an increasingly urbanised world – 75% of the population is expected to reside in cities by 2050 – cities are facing enormous pressure on resources, but they are also the powerhouses of the global economy, with great potential to lead the transition to the circular economy. Today, four new city leaders have joined the Circular Cities Network to support decision and change makers from city authorities, to take action.

Representatives from Tel Aviv, Toronto and Vancouver will be joining those from the initial cohort in a quarterly meeting on circular city innovation, discussing their views on challenges and opportunities in the process of embedding circular economy principles in their planning and operations.