Podcast : Circular Cities Special

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One thing that is certain in the fight against climate change is that cities which already account for over 70% of global CO2 emissions and consume two-thirds of world’s energy will play a crucial role in transitioning towards a low carbon economy. Considering that 80% of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050, the transformation of the way we design, build, operate and govern urban areas is both critical and urgent.

The task for the urban infrastructure, the beating heart of cities, is enormous. Increasing demand for infrastructure in response to increasing urbanization rates and the conflicting interests among key stakeholders are some of the key challenges that require an immediate shift in paradigm to galvanize the “revolution” that cities need.

In this podcast Matthew Bishop (The Economist U.S. Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief) interviews Catherine de Wolf (Assistant Professor of Circular Engineering for Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Olivier Brousse (CEO of idverde), Jérôme Stubler (CEO of Equans), Sébastien Fraisse (Chairman of Indigo), to discuss how cities can undertake this transformation and outline the paths that will lead to an ecosystem of cities made of circular infrastructure.

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