Reflow podcast series introduce you to different topics related to circular economy in cities
Leonora Grcheva on Doughnut Economics for Circular Transition of Cities
In this seventh episode, our REFLOW host Thomas van de Sandt speaks with Leonora Grcheva, Cities and Regions lead at the Doughnut Economics Action Lab. They discuss how to concretely use the Doughnut Economics framework into concrete transformative action at city level.
Leonora introduces the Doughnut Unrolled, a concept that takes us from the Doughnut to four 'lenses' that invite city stakeholders to look at the interplay between local aspirations and global responsibilities– both socially and ecologically – and identify possible entry-points for transformative action.
Learn more about DEAL https://doughnuteconomics.org
Esther Goodwin Brown on Circular Jobs
In this sixth episode, our REFLOW host Thomas van de Sandt speaks with Esther Goodwin Brown, Circular Jobs initiative lead at Circle Economy. They discuss the recent launch of the Circular Jobs Monitor, a tool to support local decision makers in bridging Circular Economy with job creation. Esther brings her insights on the type of jobs that enable a circular economy and the different trends we can expect in different cities. She also introduces the new skills staff will need to possess to thrive in a Circular Economy.
Explore data on circular jobs in over 100 cities
Juan-Carlos Goilo on monitoring Doughnut Cities
In this fifth episode, our REFLOW host Thomas van de Sandt, speaks with Juan-Carlos Goilo, Senior Information Specialist on Circular Economy at the city of Amsterdam. They discuss how the Doughnut Economics framework has helped the city reshaping its sustainability and circularity agenda. Juan-Carlos also introduces how material flows are currently being mapped and monitored in the city to display progress towards circularity.
Nancy Bocken on Circular Business Models
In this fourth episode, our REFLOW host Annick van Rinsum speaks with Nancy Bocken, researcher and practitioner on circular business models. They discuss the role of business model innovation in accelerating the transition to circular economy, the importance of sufficiency to slow resource loops. Nancy also brings her insights on her venture Homie, a circular business offering pay-per-use home appliances.
Read more about CircularX, and have a look a Nancy Bocken's website and Homie.
Oriana Romano on Circular Cities
In this third episode, our REFLOW host Annick van Rinsum speaks with Oriana Romano, Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy at OECD. They discuss OECD's recent report "The Circular Economy in Cities and Regions”, which describes the potential of the circular economy to support sustainable cities, regions and countries. Oriana highlights the importance of taking a holistic and systemic approach to transition and discusses how governance levers covering people, policies and places can support a fair and circular transition.
Read more about the OECD report on circular economy in cities and regions here
James Veenhoff and the Denim Deal
In this second episode our REFLOW host Annick van Rinsum speaks with James Veenhoff, founder of House of DENIM and co-initiator of the Denim Deal, an innovative public private partnership in Amsterdam aiming at making the denim supply chain more circular.
They talk about jeans, post-consumer recycling of textiles, the role of multi-level public private partnerships to accelerate systems change, and awareness approaches to visualise how circular products make an impact! Tune in and get insights on how to adopt this multi-level approach in other sectors.