City-as-a-service : how circular service models will practically shape the city of the future
AN EXPLORATION INTO THE CIRCULAR CITY OF THE FUTURE
This publication offers a first glimpse into the ‘circular city of the future’.
It is an initial and practical exploration of how service models will shape the way in which societal needs can be met in a future urban environment. Housing, nutrition, mobility and clothing are the major needs that are directly linked to material extraction. For each of these needs, we examine familiar and fundamental products to illustrate the potential impacts that service models can have. In an increasingly urban world, cities are playing a leadership role in driving sustainable transitions, and will lead the way on delivering the positive effects of a circular economy – and hence help to close the circularity gap The circular economy offers a clear roadmap towards realising the low-carbon, human-centered and prosperous circular city of the future. The ‘City-As-A-Service’ is a key next step into this promising future.