Embedding advanced urban material stock methods within governance processes to enable circular economy and cities resilience
Research Project, 2022 – 2025

The project aims at supporting urban transformation processes towards the circular economy by making an inventory of the existing material stocks within urban construction, developing reliable scenarios for future expected material flows, and providing governance arrangements on how to approach the circular economy transition. The project will focus on the largest urban infrastructures and communal assets, namely buildings, municipal roads, water, and wastewater pipes. We will work with a mixed research design that integrates quantitative modelling with qualitative study and design of governance aspects. The project will engage with a wide range of stakeholders in a co-creation process with three urban living labs and six fellow cities in five countries. A thorough analysis of best practices of cities steering the circular economy transition together with new governance interventions will result in tailored governance arrangements including an upscaling strategy for Europe.


Holger Wallbaum (contact)

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 52852-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2022–2025

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