Territorial Design and Urban Planning

Territorial Design and Urban Planning

Prof. Jörg Schröder

Circular Design I co-funded by the European Union

Design is at the forefront to achieve climate-neutral cities in Europe, a green and resilient transition of cities as living places and as main stages for change is on the agenda. Circular economy offers pathways to innovate creative design sectors that are active in this transition and are crucial for the cultural change and social inclusion needed. In a multidisciplinary approach the Innovation Alliance Circular Design (CiD) addresses the gap in skills and knowledge, in the sectors of architecture, urban design, product/service design, offering a radically new model on how to link design to circularity and urban transformation. CiD rethinks design for a circular economy, orients multidisciplinary collaboration towards carbon-neutral cities, and advances on bio-based innovation for building by using bio-materials from other sectors, creating circular bioregions, and installing buildings as bio-machines.  The Alliance develops innovation in Circular Design education by fostering entrepreneurship in academia, with an accelerator and continuing education programmes to upskill in emerging labour market profiles and enabling the creation of green start ups.