Planning the Circular City: Focus on Buildings' Environmental Impact

Gillian Joanne Foster

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


Circular City initiatives to implement circular economy goals are expanding in Europe. This article provides the nascent Circular City movement with a rationale and motivation to target existing buildings and cultural heritage buildings. The article argues that Circular City initiatives should aim to achieve low-carbon development; less construction and demolition wastes; improving energy efficiency; and improving resource efficiency in the buildings sector in line with European Union policy goals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117 - 123
JournalBDC - Bollettino del Centro Calza Bini
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 211908 Energy research
  • 201128 Sustainable building
  • 207106 Renewable energy
  • 401905 Renewable resources
  • 405004 Sustainable agriculture
  • 502022 Sustainable economics
  • 509 not use (legacy)
  • 105904 Environmental research


  • Circular City
  • Circular Economy
  • Environmental Impact
  • Europe
  • Heritage
  • Policy
  • Urban

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