DIF Studio Bringing the Circular Economy in Cities to Life

  • Speakers:
  • Wayne Hubbard, Ana Carolina Lafemina, Filippo Gavazzeni

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Cities across continents are embracing circular economy principles into their policy development as they work to create thriving, livable and resilient cities fit for the future. The idea is being embedded in a wide variety of policies and pilots - be it in planning guidelines to public procurement tenders, or in campaigns to raise awareness of the opportunities for citizens and businesses. It’s about harnessing technology as our economies develop, creating jobs, reducing CO2, and more besides.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's cities team has been working closely with key cities in their transition journeys. This live broadcast brings together representatives from leading cities who want to tell you about the progress they are making.


Wayne Hubbard

Wayne Hubbard

Chief Executive Officer of the London Waste and Recycling Board

Wayne is the Chief Executive Officer of the London Waste and Recycling Board, where he oversees the day to day running of the organisation. He has been heavily involved in LWARB since its establishment and has substantial local government and waste industry experience. Prior to LWARB, Wayne worked as Head of Waste Policy at the Greater London Authority and has also held roles at the London Borough of Haringey and East Sussex County Council. Wayne has over 20 years’ experience in the waste industry.

Ana Carolina Lafemina

Ana Carolina Lafemina

Deputy Secretary of Economic Development and Labour of São Paulo City Hall

Ana Carolina Lafemina has been Deputy Secretary of Economic Development and Labour of São Paulo City Hall since november/2018. She was Chief of Staff at Paulistana Foundation of Education, Technology and Culture and at the Virtual University of the State of São Paulo (UNIVESP); advisor for 10 years at São Paulo State Secretariat of Education and also coordinated São Paulo´s Virtual School (EVESP) for 5 years, when was in charge of the development of online courses as English, Sign Language, Prevention for Disaster Risk Reduction and Robotics with Arduino. She was advisor at the Municipal Secretariat for Assistance and Social Development and at the Secretariat of State for Science, Technology, Economic Development and Tourism from 2001 to 2006. Ana Carolina Lafemina holds a Law degree and a post-graduate degree in Public Management.

Filippo Gavazzeni

Filippo Gavazzeni

Milan Municipality

Policy Advisor of the Vice Mayor of Milan dealing with sustainability, food policy, youth policies and international relations. He develops the Municipal strategy for the SDGs and he coordinates the 4th edition of the Milan Pact Awards.


Miranda Schnitger

Miranda Schnitger

Government Policy Lead / Cities Project Lead

Miranda leads a range of work in the Foundation’s Institutions, Governments and Cities team. She recently led a research project exploring circular economy opportunities in cities, looking at major urban systems and the benefits that a circular economy lens can bring to cities. Prior to this, she worked in the CE100 team on insights and collaboration, with a focus on pre-competitive innovation across the network of businesses, government and cities, innovators and thought leaders to realise circular economy ambitions faster.

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