Productive Urban Landscapes

Research and teaching around the CPUL design concept

Four aspects of the urban metabolism will be linked in COST Action “Circular City”: water, food, resource recovery and the built environment. (source: COST Action “Circular City” 2019)

First virtual meeting of COST Action Circular Cities

On Monday 29th June, COST Action “Circular Cities” held its first virtual workshop with 60 people from 29 countries participating. The day-long meeting was dedicated to starting the joint development of a Catalogue of Technologies for providing/recovering resources through nature-based solutions (NBS). Aim of the catalogue is to support efforts by municipalities and initiatives to…

Continue Reading

Video still from "A European Green Deal: Striving to be the first climate-neutral continent" (source: European Commission www 2020)

Shaping the European Green Deal call

Katrin Bohn has contributed to the shaping of Area 7 Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services for the European Green Deal call. The prominence of “food” as a subject of the call and hence of the European Green Deal is a major achievement. Both, the recently adopted Farm to Fork Strategy and the EU Biodiversity Strategy…

Continue Reading

The journal Blue-Green Systems published a special issue including papers of this COST Action group. (source: Blue-Green Systems www 2019)

COST Action “Circular Cities” convenes in Instanbul

Last week, the European members of COST Action 17133 Circular Cities: Implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful city met at Aydin University in Istanbul, Turkey, for their 3rd Annual General Meeting. The network of European researchers has grown again, now comprising not only representatives from all (!) 39 COST countries but also international observers…

Continue Reading

Resource streams in urban metabolism. This diagram, drawn for the participatory PHVision project in Heidelberg, shows how food and the food system are located as part of other resource streams into and out of the city. (source: Katrin Bohn with Rachel Shotliff 2016)

New paper on urban agriculture published !

As part of COST Action “Circular Cities”, Katrin Bohn has co-published a new paper on urban agriculture as a keystone contribution towards sustainable cities in the journal Blue-Green Systems by IWA Publishing. The paper contends that ‘research and practice during the last 20 years has shown that urban agriculture can contribute to minimising the effects…

Continue Reading

COST Circular Cities visited a biofiltration pilot plant in Hiedanranta, near Tampere, which mimics nature’s own purification systems. (source: Bohn 2019)

EU research network COST Action “Circular Cities” holds working meeting in Finland

Katrin Bohn took part in a working and field study meeting in Hämeenlinna, Tampere and Forssa as part of the COST Action “Circular Cities” (fully titled: COST Action 17133 Implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful city). During 4 days, more than 60 participants from all EU countries discussed how to foster cooperation and research…

Continue Reading

COST Action “Circular Cities” committee and working meeting in Vienna

Last week, Katrin Bohn took part in the 2nd management committee meeting and working group workshops of the COST Action “Circular Cities”. The event was held at BOKU University Vienna who’s Dr. Günter Langergraber chairs this network. From the 38 participating countries, 36 countries were present at the meeting which laid the platform and plans…

Continue Reading

COST Action “Circular Cities” kicks off successfully in Brussels!

We are pleased to announce that the COST Action network was formally started on 22 October 2018 in Brussels with the first management committee meeting! Fully titled COST Action 17133 Implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful city, our network was welcomed by Carmensita Maimban and Mickael Pero from COST Europe who gave an introduction…

Continue Reading

Subscribe By Email

Get a weekly email of all new posts.

This form is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.