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Towards Circular Cities – Nature based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city





The idea for this special issue came from the COST Action CA17133 "Implementing nature based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city" The Action started on the 22 October 2018 with a duration of 4 years) and incorporates all 38 eligible COST countries from the very beginning.

The main aim and objective of the Action is to build an interdisciplinary platform for connecting city planners, architects, system designers, economists, engineers and researchers from social and natural sciences that develop nature based solutions in the urban landscape that facilitate circular economies based on the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recover) and allow cities to cope with future challenges.

We are looking for papers to be submitted from the following areas:

  • Built environment
  • Sustainable urban water utilisation
  • Resource recovery
  • Urban Farming
  • Transformation tools

 More information on these areas can be found here.

Key dates:

Deadline for paper submission: 30th June 2019

Expected publication: 2020


How to submit:

Please make sure that your paper follows the Instructions to Authors, before submitting your paper directly to Blue-Green Systems peer review system choosing the category: Towards Circular Cities Special Issue. This will allow your paper to be sent to one of the Guest Editors.


Guest Editors:

Dr Guenter LANGERGRABER, Chair, COST Action Circular City

Dr Natasa ATANASOVA, Co-Chair, COST Action Circular City

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