Circular cities shaping the future

Stressing the importance of systems thinking in urban planning, the session highlights the role of circular infrastructure, food, water and waste management in the built environment.

This session will focus on infrastructure, the built environment and urbanisation in African cities, as Africa is the fastest urbanising region in the world. It will discuss what is needed for prosperous, circular urbanisation; circular building materials and modular design; and innovation and policy enablers. The session will also explore how to scale best practices in the circular built environment to advance a regenerative and inclusive urbanisation across the continent. 

The programme details and speakers for this session will be updated soon 

Organisers: World Economic Forum, ICLEI Africa, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Government of the Netherlands and the African Circular Economy Network. 

Ministers’ dialogue: role of governments in accelerating the transition to a circular built environment

  • Kristin Hughes - WCEF2022 Speaker

    Kristin Hughes

    Director of Resource Circularity, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum

  • WCEF2022 Speaker - Vivianne Heijnen

    Vivianne Heijnen

    Minister for the Environment, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands

Panel discussion: Leadership and collaboration enable a circular built environment

  • WCEF2022 Speaker - Paul Currie

    Paul Currie

    Associate Director: Urban Systems, ICLEI Africa

  • Kristin Hughes - WCEF2022 Speaker

    Kristin Hughes

    Director of Resource Circularity, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum

  • Mtamu Kililo - WCEF2022 Speaker

    Mtamu Kililo

    Co-Founder and CEO, MycoTile Ltd