The Bartlett


Circularity: Trends, Challenges and Future Solutions

06 March 2024, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Circularity: Trends, Challenges and Future Solutions

Join us for a panel discussion and networking reception, gathering experts in Circularity from across sectors in the UK and the Netherlands.

Event Information

Open to





Joanna Williams


Room 304
7 Sidings St
E20 2AE

You are kindly invited to attend an evening panel discussion, gathering experts from across sectors in the UK and the Netherlands to discuss trends, challenges, and future solutions in the field of Circularity.

The theme of Circularity has grown in popularity over the last decade, as challenges around resource availability and environmental erosion have increased across the globe. With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and with an estimated 70% of this population expected to be concentrated in urban areas, urban systems are contributing ever more to these challenges. Experts in, and proponents of, circularity across sectors widely agree that the impact of these urban systems must be mitigated through the implementation of circular practices and systems.

This event, hosted by UCL Global Engagement and the UCL Circularity Hub, in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London, will bring together representatives from academia, industry, and policy for a conversation around Circularity. Panel experts will discuss innovative approaches to a circular economy, why these approaches are necessary, and what they think the future holds for this field.

Attendees are invited to arrive from 17:00 for a 17:30 event start.
Following the panel discussion, you are kindly invited to attend a networking reception, with drinks and canapes.

About the Speakers

H.E. Mr. Karel J.G. van Oosterom

Dutch Ambassador to the UK

Prof Geraint Rees

UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation, and Global Engagement)