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Œconomica by SOREC
 
Mădălina LICĂ
Academia de Studii Economice din Bucureşti
Who will win the race to become the first circular city in Europe? A couple of cities struggle to be the first that adopt the circular economy agenda, yet it is not so easy to achieve the performance of being on top. From London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin to Brussels, Glasgow, Venlo and Peterborough, circularity has become part of foreground programs and is expected to be widely adopted due to its diverse applications and positive impact on the environment. This paper deals with Glasgow's circular economy municipal plans and pilot projects that are expected to bring a valuable contribution to the local market. “Circular Glasgow” is a regional program which aims at creating circularity in the city and for this purpose, it proposes a series of initiatives and measures that would pave the way for the development of a more sustainable economy. This project is part of a broader, national strategy of the Scottish Government that would facilitate the transition to the circular economy.

ŒCONOMICA no. 2/2019
Keywords: circularity, circular economy, aquaponics, circular city, sustainability
JEL: Q55, Q57, Q58
Cities Going Circular: Glasgow’s Approach to the Circular Economy Model