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DIF on AIR Cities of Making: Urban Manufacturing for Circular Cities

  • Speakers:
  • Teresa Domenech, Adrian Vickery Hill, Michael Pechstein
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Manufacturing has played a role in the city’s economy and society throughout history. Many European cities underwent deindustrialisation in the late twentieth century. This has been accompanied by a process of outsourcing of industrial activities to third countries and socio-economic and environmental degradation of the city industrial brownfield.

However, a new type of manufacturing, closely linked to the functions of the city and mindful of resource constraints and environmental impacts is emerging. An industry that aims to transform the city from waste sinks to regenerative spaces reducing the large environmental footprint of cities while providing social and economic opportunities. This session explores the role of urban manufacturing to this process of transformation towards circular cities.


Speakers

Teresa Domenech

Teresa Domenech

Course Director MSc Sustainable Resources

Dr Teresa Domenech has a PhD in sustainable industrial development and industrial symbiosis and over 10 years experience in the field of sustainability with expertise in the areas of sustainable production systems, urban sustainability, material flow analysis, industrial ecology and the Circular Economy. She is course Director of the MSc Sustainable Resources and co-Director of the UCL Circular Economy Lab (CircEL). She is PI of a EC study for a Platform for secondary materials and the CE and a JPI urban Europe project on sustainable urban Manufacturing (CoM).

Adrian Vickery Hill

Adrian Vickery Hill

Adrian is a researcher, designer and planner in the broadest sense. He takes a transversal approach to design and development: connecting economic, spatial and participatory dimensions of complex problems or projects. Adrian has a background in environmental and urban planning with experience in communications, research and strategy. He has worked in projects involving urban scale sustainability, mobility, agriculture, eco-systems planning, renewable energy networks, housing, urban density, industry and material cycles. He was born in Canada, raised in Australia and Latin America and calls Brussels home.

Michael Pechstein

Michael Pechstein

Michael is a graduate student in the Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy, and Transitions program under UCL's Institute for Sustainable Resources. With a background in economics and finance he hopes to bring together innovative businesses and smart policy to address some of our biggest environmental and sustainability issues. Michael was born and raised in the U.S., and prior to coming to London to study he worked at an investment bank in New York City and started a furniture company focused on up-cycling reclaimed lumber and other building materials.

Host

Henrietta Goddard

Henrietta Goddard

Research Analyst

Henrietta is a Research Analyst within the Foundation’s Insight and Analysis team. She is currently providing case study support to the Foundation’s growing library of examples that demonstrate the implementation of circular economy models and circular economy thinking.

She is also currently studying an MSc in Behaviour Change with a particular focus on the impact nature and our environment have on our behaviour.

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