CREATE – Embedding advanced urban material stock methods within governance processes to enable circular economy and cities resilience

CREATE – Embedding advanced urban material stock methods within governance processes to enable circular economy and cities resilience

The project aims at supporting urban transformation processes towards the circular economy by making an inventory of the existing material stocks within urban construction, developing reliable scenarios for future expected material flows, and providing governance arrangements on how to approach the circular economy transition. The project will focus on the largest urban infrastructures and communal assets, namely buildings, municipal roads, water, and wastewater pipes.

A truly transdisciplinary consortium will work with a mixed research design that integrates quantitative modelling with qualitative study and design of governance aspects. The project will further improve already existing, validated, and applied tools and arrangements and combine them with new digitalization technologies to inform decision-makers and enable a circular built environment. This will be achieved by engaging with a wide range of stakeholders in a co-creation process with three urban living labs and six fellow cities in five countries, which will result in numerous capacity building moments throughout the entire project.

A thorough analysis of best practices of cities steering the circular economy transition together with new governance interventions will result in concrete proposals of tailored governance arrangements for the participating cities including a concrete proposal for an upscaling strategy for Europe.

Phase 1 – European needs analysis and requirements definition (01/04/2022 – 31/12/2022)

  • Activity 1.1 – Needs identification on a European level through the circular economy

This activity describes the history, evolution, concept and benefits of circular economy, as well as the principals behind it.  The needs identified at European level were analyzed from the point of view of the circular economy, with an emphasis on the field of constructions and buildings. The concept of “circular city” and the benefits of such an approach were also addressed. It was also presented to the state of the circular economy in Romania.

  • Activity 1.2 – Definition of data visualization tools functional and technical requirements

As part of this activity, an analysis of the data visualization software tools currently on the market, as well as their advantages and disadvantages were presented. Grafana data visualization tool was described in detail as well as its main utilization in BEIA`s applications.


ETAPA 1 – Analiza nevoilor pe plan European și definirea cerințelor (01/04/2022 – 31/12/2022)

  • Activitatea 1.1 – Identificarea nevoilor pe plan European prin prisma economiei circulare

Această activitate descrie istoricul, evoluția, conceptul și beneficiile economiei circulare, precum și principiile care stau la baza acesteia.

S-au analizat nevoile identificate la nivel European din punctul de vedere al economiei circulare, cu accent pe domeniul construcțiilor și clădirilor. A fost de asemenea adresat și conceptul de oraș circular șibeneficiile unei astfel de abordări.

A fost prezentat și stadiului economiei circulare în România.

  • Activitatea 1.2 – Definirea cerințelor de ordin tehnic și funcțional ale instrumentelor de vizualizare a datelor

În cadrul acestei activități s-a făcut o analiză a instrumentelor software de vizualizare a datelor existente pe piață la momentul actual, precum și avantajele și dezavantajele dintre acestea.

La final, s-a descris în detaliu instrumentul de vizualizare a datelor Grafana, instrument folosit cu precădere în cele mai multe soluții oferite de compania BEIA Consult.