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punto.sud organized a “virtual tour” entitled “Circular city, transition economy and civil society – Get the experience from Italian practices” with the aim of exploring circularity in cities and promoting a link between Italian experiences, in the field of circular economy, and partners in the Western Balkans and Turkey. This link should strengthen organizations and civil society in identifying innovative models and best practices.

Monday 9th of November – 11.00 – 13.00 – Circular economy and circular cities:

How circular is Italy? How fast is the transition towards circular cities?


Monday 9th of November – 14.00 – 16.00 – Smart city and mobility:

Mobility is a vital part of a thriving urban economy, but mobility solutions that do not take account of economic, environmental and societal impacts, can also be detrimental to urban life. A circular urban mobility system focuses on effectively accommodating the user’s mobility needs by diversifying modes of transport.

Cities must promote transport sustainability policies, taking care to the most disadvantaged categories (elderly, children, disabled and people with serious economic difficulties). Specifically, favouring soft mobility and discouraging car using.


Tuesday 10th of November – 11.00 – 13.00 – Circular neighbourhoods:

Each territory in the city constitutes an urban ecosystem in which different realities act: schools, businesses, institutions, formal and informal meeting points. The neighbourhoods, especially the suburbs, must be able to meet the wishes and needs of citizens: sociality, education, mobility, production. In practice, the enhancement of neighbourhood parks, tactical urban planning, 30 zones and home-school mobility


Tuesday 10th of November – 14.00 – 16.00 – Sustainable production and consumption:

In cities, actions must aim at transforming consumers into citizens while respecting the urban ecosystem, the possible impacts on the environment and on the people in need. In concrete terms, favouring the exchange, creation and participation in ethical purchasing groups, and the reduction of waste.


Wednesday 11th of November – 11.00 – 13.00 – Civil society, media, mobilization and youth:

How civil society may pay the way to a clear acceptance and consolidation of the green and circular economy paradigm? What about young people? Are they mobilizing for a better future?


Discover the full Agenda of the event here

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