A framework for grouping circular cities

May 11, 2022
Jobs & Skills, Cities

Building on the development of a harmonised Circular Jobs Methodology, Circle Economy and UNEP have embarked on the development of a City Typology framework that aims to bring a huge diversity of cities together into a more manageable and generalised set of types to support the transition to a circular economy. 


The framework consists of four broad city types that are constructed from three variables, which influence the circular economy considerations of a city. The framework will continue to be developed to form practical pathways towards a more circular economy for each of the city types. 

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