The challenge of climate change has inspired citizens all over the world to work on the transition towards circular cities. The spirit of globalization, moreover, has incited international collaboration in the dealing with these global challenges. But while these initiatives all work towards the same circular goal, do local contexts and approaches vary greatly. What can Amsterdam learn from Buenos Aires, Taipei or Seoul -and the other way around? In this second meeting, A Goood Foundation and its partners share their experiences and insights in the establishing BACircular (a collaboration in setting up circular hubs between Buenos Aires and Amsterdam), while looking at the possibilities and challenges of implementing circular cities principles in cities abroad.
BACircular is a project initiated by A Goood Foundation, in collaboration with Space&Matter and Metabolic, who aim to establish a bilateral flow of knowledge and collaboration exchange between Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, by setting up local circular living labs. Doing so, they stimulate the transition of both cities towards a circular model of operation, and to find creative ways of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Last November, Caro Isern and Remco Meijer (A Goood Foundation), Sascha Glasl (Space&Matter) and Eva Gladek (Metabolic) made the first BACircular travel to Buenos Aires, where they met with organizations, social enterprises and the City of Buenos Aires, to exchange ideas for the realization of the Circular City project in Buenos Aires.
The BACircular project is carried out in collaboration with many professionals and organisations from both cities and with the kind support of Creative Industries Fund NL.