'Today 51% of people live in cities. In 1800, just 3% were urban dwellers. Projections suggest between 60-70% of the world's population will live in cities by 2030.' (Smith, 2012)
At CE-optimal we work with a regional approach with the city at the heart of our solutions. A systems perspective requires the ability to work at a variety of scales from emerging innovators through to government bodies and multi-national corporations.
Design methodology around the circular economy has identified important areas to explore: