22-28 MARCH
2021

What is Circular City Week?

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The biggest circular economy festival in the US

Circular City Week is an open collaborative festival for circular economy related events. For the third time, Circular City Week takes place in New York, and will be back 22-28 March 2021. Activities during Circular City Week will emphasize how circular practices such as reuse, recycling, and upcycling are transforming urban industries and the city as a whole. 

Inspiring and free events

During this week, events and activities hosted by an array of local and global stakeholders, takes place virtually. In 2020, 58 exciting events with over 100+ speakers were planned as part of Circular City Week. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival was turned virtual for those events that was able to adapt. 

Collaborative and open

In 2020, 4000+ people registered for Circular City Week New York event. Circular City Week was made possible by the active involvement of 89 organizations, all committed to drive forward change and bring attention to best practices and innovative initiatives.

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Featured Events

Official Opening Ceremony:

Strategies for Corporates to Bring About Circular Change

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Monday March 22, 2021 

10.30am @ Live from the Circular City Week Studio

Kick start your week with exploring how circular economy can lead to wholly new ways of creating economic value, as well as opportunities to deliver against key public priorities. Interactive and inspirational talks from our Pioneer Partners, Dell Technologies, Rubicon, and Freshfields, will showcase the various routes corporates can take to contribute to a circular future. For some that means taking a new look at internal process and product design, for others this entails being an accelerator for other corporates to make chances, and in some cases this entails being an enabler and information partner.

Official Closing Celebration:

From Energy Sustainability to Circular Economy

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Friday March 26, 2021 

10.00am @ Live from the Circular City Week Studio

The energy and power industry have over the past years taken massive steps towards increasing the integration of renewables and improving the transmission and distribution of power. The building sector have likewise vastly increased energy efficiency and product sustainability. During the closing celebration of Circular City Week, we and our Pioneer Partners NYSERDA, ABB, and Arup, will examine how circular economy have the potential to enable and unlock the next generation of energy sustainability. Global leaders from the power and building industry are currently developing their plans to reach a range of highly ambition 2030 targets. These range from zero waste to land field goals, carbon neutrality and increased resource efficiency. The possibilities that circularity presents as tangible strategies to reach these goals cannot be understated.

 

Exclusive Roundtable: Design for Life – The Danish Way to Circular Design is Durability and Adaptability

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Tuesday March 23, 2021 

11.30am @ Virtually from Denmark

During this virtual invite-only roundtable you meet 8 Danish design brands and discuss how flexible design extend the lifetime of products by designing with quality and multifunctionality in mind. The DNA of Danish fashion and furniture has always been great design and durability. Products you can keep for a lifetime, adapt to different lifestyles, homes, and situations, or pass on for others to use in their life. This durability is the cornerstone for the circular economy, where resources circulate between uses, preferably in the same shape. The brands you will are: Circle Supply, Fritz Hansen,  Hoppekids, Houe, Kvist Industries, Mater, Montana Furniture, and Spoor / Scan-Hide.

 

 2021 Partners

Thank you for your support! We couldn't do it without you.

Pioneer Partners

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Platform Partners

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Urban Future Lab

370 Jay Street

Brooklyn, NY-11201

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