Record temperatures are becoming the new normal as a changing climate reality begins to make its presence felt worldwide. This is a major problem for those urban areas and cities unprepared for such conditions. As Europe begins to wake up to a ‘new normal’ regarding climate, how can the urban fabric of it’s cities adapt and retrofit for a much warmer future?
Circular cities follow the same principles of the circular economy and look to use nature as a template for guiding urban development towards systems and processes which are sustainable. With several cities already adopting a circular approach to urban planning and design, does this strategy hold the key to helping us address some of the most pressing issues facing the built environment?