Urban Upcycling Ecosystems

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentationAcademic


In cooperation with municipalities, non-governmental organisations, and civil society, the CURE+ project develops urban resource centres aiming to increase the reuse or upcycling of construction materials to reduce CO2 emissions and unnecessary resource depletion. The project brings together 5 partners from 5 countries – namely Estonia, Greece, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Spain – to increase the prevention, reuse, remanufacture, and upcycling of household-related construction and demolition waste (CDW). It will educate four participating municipalities on applying best practices for recovering CDW. This supports them in applying the circular economy practices adapted to their specific needs and, in the long term, contributes to a sustainable and resource-efficient society. for the research team of the Cure+ Project at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

The purpose of this keynote was to share preliminary insights on urban resource ecosystems development that have been gained in the Urban Upcycling project.

Period31 Jan 2024
Held atLectoraat Urban Economic Innovation
Degree of RecognitionInternational