Handbook on Sustainable and Circular Re-use of Spaces and Buildings now available!

Handbook on Sustainable and Circular Re-use of Spaces and Buildings now available!

This handbook can be a useful tool to lay the foundations for an overall strategy that looks at a new model of urban re-use management following the principles of the circular economy. The book intends to serve as a stimulus and an incentive for strategic planning at the urban level, especially carried out by public authori-ties, but also supported by the regional and the national level.

At the urban level, society and built areas undergo a constant process of change. In turn, the latter brings about new needs in terms of availability and usability of spaces and buildings. The urban regeneration process must effectively keep up with this process of change, managing to find an adequate solution for each phase of the city’s transformation. The accelerated and uncontrolled urbanization phenomena experienced in the past decades has often created fragmentation and deterioration of the quality of the urban environment. Cities are increasingly reconsidering the current settlement models in favour of solutions based on the re-use, recycling and development of innovative and creative communities.

This handbook is the result of work carried out by both the Sustainable Use of Land and Nature Based Solutions and Circular Economy Partnerships. It is intended as a tool to lay the foundations for an overall strategy that looks at a new model of urban re-use management following the principles of the circular economy. In fact, disused and
underutilized spaces and buildings in all European cities can become opportunities for new jobs, the promotion of a collaborative economy, social innovation and start-ups.

You can download the handbook here.


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