Focus areas - The Circular Region

Focus areas - The Circular Region

The three focus areas under the megaproject The circular region are compiled in collaboration with the municipality of Aalborg. The focus areas constitutes the background for the challenges under the megaproject. 

Systemic Change

What is systemic change and how can we make systemic changes that facilitate sustainability? This focus area seeks to illustrate which changes can be made in terms of sustainability and circular readjustment on a grand scale. How can the systems be changed so they favor sustainability? This focus area centers around the decisions and organization at macro level. This being elements such as regulation, privatization of waste, procurement (both public and private), motivation and law. Within this focus area you can work with the different structures in the system, and in the different sectors, and how best to change them sustainably. 

Co-design and co-production of knowledge   

How can the region of North Denmark become better connected so that knowledge and resources can be shared, developed and produced in collaboration between the universities, the public, and the private spheres? This focus area aims at identifying opportunities for cross-sector and cross-disciplinary collaboration and action, in respect to developing and sharing knowledge and learning, within the circular economy. How can meso level actors use each other to contribute to a more sustainable and circular North Denmark?  Within this focus area, you can work with the facilitation of cross-collaboration, knowledge sharing and regional data analysis.    

Circular economy in practice

How does the circular region work in practice? Which projects and specific initiatives can contribute to a circular economy in North Denmark? This focus area is oriented at specific collaborations, projects and initiatives already acting in a circular manner, or have opportunities for doing so. This includes how the different projects can identify actual opportunities and solutions for slowing, closing and narrowing resource loops. Within this focus area you can work with supply chains, collaborations and initiatives within the different sectors: Textile, plastics, IT and electronics, metal, construction waste and biomass.