The Bartlett School of Planning


What is a Circular City? Futurebuild 2019

05 March 2019, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm


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Jo Williams


Waste Talk Theatre
ExCel Centre
E16 1XL

Six expert speakers discuss the huge potentials and challenges presented by this concept. Each speaker will make a 7 minute presentation. This is followed by a Q&A Session.

BSP's Dr. Jo Williams will join the panel. Jo is the Director of the Circular Cities Hub http://circularcitieshub.com/. She is also an Associate Professor in Sustainable Urbanism at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/planning/dr-jo-williams. She has 20 years of research experience, working closely with industry, government and cities. She also advises International bodies (European Commission, EEA, OECD and UN) on the delivery of circular cities, low carbon cities, circular, sharing and bio economies. Jo is on the steering panel for several large European research projects. She has published widely and recently written "Circular Cities; Challenges to Looping" published by Sustainability https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/2/423


Duncan Baker-Brown, Director, BBM Sustainable Design & Senior Lecturer University of Brighton


Dr Jo Williams , Director of Circular Cities Research Hub, Associate Professor in Sustainable Urbanism, UCL

Maja Johannessen, Research Analyst , The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Eveline Johkoff, Strategic Advisor for Sustainability & the Circular Economy, Municipality of Amsterdam

Cécile van Oppen , Consultant , Copper8

Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader, Mott MacDonald

Prof.Dr.ir. Arjan van Timmerman , Chair, Environmental Technology & Design, Dept of Urbanism, TU Delft