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Blue-Green Systems special issue:
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.

The Special Issue is composed of the following papers:

Editorial
Guenter Langergraber, Nataša Atanasova
Blue-Green Systems (2020) 2 (1): 137.
https://doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2020.001

Implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city
Guenter Langergraber, Bernhard Pucher, Lena Simperler, Johannes Kisser, Evina Katsou, Devi Buehler, Maria Carmen Garcia Mateo, Nataša Atanasova
Blue-Green Systems bgs2020933.
https://doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2020.933

Enhancing the circular economy with nature-based solutions in the built urban environment: green building materials, systems and sites
David Pearlmutter, Dimitra Theochari, Thomas Nehls, Pedro Pinho, Patrizia Piro, Alisa Korolova, Spiros Papaefthimiou, Mari Carmen Garcia Mateo, Cristina Calheiros, Irene Zluwa , Ulrike Pitha, Paul Schosseler, Yaakov Florentin, Shahar Ouannou, Erez Gal, Andreas Aicher, Killian Arnold, Erika Igondová, Bernhard Pucher
Blue-Green Systems (2020) 2 (1): 46–72.
https://doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2019.928

A review of nature-based solutions for urban water management in European circular cities: a critical assessment based on case studies and literature
Hasan Volkan Oral, Pedro Carvalho, Magdalena Gajewska, Nadia Ursino, Fabio Masi, Eric D. van Hullebusch, Jan K. Kazak, Alfonso Exposito, Giulia Cipolletta, Theis Raaschou Andersen, David Christian Finger, Lena Simperler, Martin Regelsberger, Vit Rous, Matej Radinja, Gianluigi Buttiglieri, Pawel Krzeminski, Anacleto Rizzo, Kaveh Dehghanian, Mariyana Nikolova, Martin Zimmermann
Blue-Green Systems (2020) 2 (1): 112–136.
https://doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2020.932

A review of nature-based solutions for resource recovery in cities
Johannes Kisser, Maria Wirth, Bart De Gusseme, Miriam Van Eekert, Grietje Zeeman, Andreas Schoenborn, Björn Vinnerås, David C. Finger, Sabina Kolbl Repinc, Tjaša Griessler Bulc, Aida Bani, Dolja Pavlova, Lucian C. Staicu, Merve Atasoy, Zeynep Cetecioglu, Marika Kokko, Berat Z. Haznedaroglu, Joachim Hansen, Darja Istenič, Eriona Canga, Simos Malamis, Margaret Camilleri-Fenech, Luke Beesley
Blue-Green Systems (2020) 2 (1): 138–172.
https://doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2020.930

Urban agriculture as a keystone contribution towards securing sustainable and healthy development for cities in the future
S. L. G. Skar, R. Pineda-Martos, A. Timpe, B. Pölling, K. Bohn, M. Külvik, C. Delgado, C. M.G. Pedras, T. A. Paço, M. Ćujić, N. Tzortzakis, A. Chrysargyris, A. Peticila, G. Alencikiene, H. Monsees, R. Junge
Blue-Green Systems (2020) 2 (1): 1–27.
https://doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2019.931

Transformation tools enabling the implementation of nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city
Evina Katsou, Chrysanthi-Elisabeth Nika, Devi Buehler, Bruno Marić, Boldizsár Megyesi, Eric Mino, Javier Babí Almenar, Bilge Bas, Dženan Bećirović, Sabina Bokal, Maja Đolić, Nilay Elginöz, Gregoris Kalnis, Mari-Carmen Garcia Mateo, Maria Milousi, Alireza Mousavi, Iva Rinčić, Agatino Rizzo, Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, Benedetto Rugani, Alvija Šalaševičienė, Ramazan Sari, Peyo Stanchev, Emel Topuz, Natasa Atanasova
Blue-Green Systems bgs2020929.
https://doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2020.929

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