Medium_profile_picture_turas TURAS EXHIBITION STAND AT THE CONFERENCE "CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN PRACTICE: RETHINKING OUR PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION MODELS" IN BRUSSELS ON THE 11TH OF MAY 2016

23 May 16:13

Patrick Van Den Abeele

TURAS exhibition stand playing the Sustainable revitalization game at the conference "Circular Economy in practice" in Brussels - 12/05/2016

TURAS partners at their exhibition stand playing the “Sustainable revitalization” game with the audience during the conference “Circular Economy in practice” in Brussels on the 11th of May 2016 Copywrights : Yvan Glavie
During the conference “Circular economy in practice: rethinking our production and consumption models", Brussels Environment presented the recently adopted Brussels Region plan for a Circular Economy. The plan ambitions to transform Brussels into a pioneer region in terms of Circular Economy. It succeeds to the previous programme Environment Employment Alliance which was analyzed for TURAS from the point of view of the bridging role that local authorities can play in the transition towards more sustainable and resilient urban economies.

The Regional plan for Circular Economy builds upon some key points that were identified like the formulation of a strong vision for transitioning by the regional authorities, a better transversal implication of the regional ministries and a cross-collaboration between public administrations. The Brussels Region plan for a Circular Economy has been shaped as a collaboration between the ministries of Environment, Energy, Economy, Employment, Waste and Innovation and many of the public administrations that depend on them (Environment, Economy, Employment, Innovation, Finance, Urban planning, Innovation, Commerce, Training, …). Private stakeholders were also involved (business federation, ngos, social entrepreneurs, trade unions, …) during the design stage of the plan and will be leading some of the 111 measures that make up the plan.

The Brussels-based TURAS team (Brussels Environment and the OSMOS Network, a spin-off created by the TURAS project) held an exposition stand where the TURAS research results and developments were presented. The team invited the audience to play the “Sustainable revitalization” game, a game that allows participants to enlighten the choices that have to be made when planning for the revitalization of urban areas.
Adrian Vickery Hill from the OSMOS-NETWORK (a spin-off created by the TURAS project) presenting during the award ceremony of the European Week for Waste Reduction organized during the conference “Circular Economy in practice” in Brussels on the 11th of May 2016 Copywrights : Yvan Glavie

TURAS partners at their exhibition presenting their work and research during the conference “Circular Economy in practice” in Brussels on the 11th of May 2016 Copywrights : Yvan Glavie

TURAS partners at their exhibition stand playing the “Sustainable revitalization” game with the audience during the conference “Circular Economy in practice” in Brussels on the 11th of May 2016

Keywords: Circulary economy, transition, resilient economies, urban revitalization, bridging organizations