Date:10 July, 2022
Transitioning to a Circular Built Environment is a challenging task. In the Netherlands, the government’s plan is to reduce the use of primary resources by 50% as soon as 2030 and to turn fully circular by 2050. Building industry, policy makers, planners and practitioners are now directing their efforts towards minimizing consumption while maximizing chances of reuse. The shift to a Circular Built Environment, however, requires a new mindset as well as a cooperative approach at all scales with all interested and affected parties. Innovations and the knowledge created should therefore be openly and widely shared and constantly evaluated.