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Circular (City)

Ports

Circular (City)

Ports

1010au, VUB, AWB

Circular Flanders/OVAM and Delta Atelier

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1010au

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Food and soil

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Online

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Delta Atelier

The Delta Atelier is an autonomous P2P knowledge and action platform

connecting more than 50 actors who innovate the urban landscapes of

our joint Delta, composed by the Netherlands, Flanders, Brussels and

by extension the regions of North Rhine-Westphalia and Nord-Pasde-Calais.

The platform bundles scattered knowledge and practical

experience about the spatial impact of different transitions on the level

of mobility, energy, water, biodiversity, circular economy, agriculture, and

care. The Delta Atelier organizes interaction between peers – designers,

policy makers, organizations as well as experts – so they can learn

from each other and jointly formulate and realize new breakthroughs.

Therefore the Delta Atelier sets out a program of debates, workshops,

project initiations, design research, physical workspaces, exhibitions,

virtual exchange, documentaries, podcasts and a community-driven

online exchange platform.


B

Circular Ports Program

Within the Delta Atelier, the Circular Ports Program is initiated. The

hypothesis is that ports will play a crucial role in the transition towards

more circularity. This hypothesis is included in an agenda of collective

work programs, building new types of transformation projects from

new coalitions. Within this Circular Ports Program, firstly the planning

authorities are working together on a Circular Mainframe on the Delta as

a whole, with Studio Marco Vermeulen (scale XL). Secondly, a regional

agenda is being set up around the North Sea Port District, where crossborder

collaboration is initiated between the six municipalities, the two

provinces and North Sea Port, with the help of PosadMaxwan, Shaved

Monkey and AWB (scale L). Thirdly, the bridge between the

port cities and the ports is explored as a catalyst of a new manufacturing

and circular economy, initiated by Circular Flanders/OVAM and with

1010au, VUB and AWB (scale M). Lastly, the IABR, the municipality and

the Port of Rotterdam were experimenting on the scale of the building

typology around the Rotterdam Makers District, with 1010au (scale S).


C

Circular (City) Ports project

The Circular (City) Ports project is an exploration initiated by Circular

Flanders/OVAM of what is needed to accelerate the circular transition in

(city) ports in the Delta. The project is part of the Delta Atelier and wants

to kickstart the dialogue between ports, cities and professionals to learn

and exchange expertise.

The project started from some key observations:

1. ports are hotspots of circular economy innovation, with a multitude of

initiatives;

2. our governments have set ambitious goals for the circular economy;

3. there is, however, a gap between bottom-up innovations and topdown

policy ambitions.

Therefore, the research had the aim to investigate the needed elements,

tools, roles and dynamics to connect and strengthen the process toward

the circular transition, to bridge this gap.

A first exploration was conducted, investigating 11 (city) ports in the

Delta environment. Fifty circular practices were mapped and analysed,

understanding the actors and the systems in which they are embedded.

Working sessions were then based around them.

As a result and synthesis of this exploration 8 circular building blocks

were defined. These building blocks represent recognisable patterns, similar

activities and the common environments across ports. Each building

block is a link in the circular chain, with great potential for the future.

The overall process was conducted and held in continuous collaboration

with various active stakeholders. The need to envision common actiondriven

pathways toward this systemic change, has been always present.

Therefore, 12 actionlines were drafted and discussed together, to give priorities

and direction to accelerate the circular transition in port environments.


Timeline

The timeline below shows the full trajectory of the project, as a part of the

larger Delta Atelier and Circular Ports program. The timeline is interactive:

feel free to click on the linked resources to discover more.

2018

001 Cultural Manifestation IABR-2018-The Missing Link →

Defining 4 scales inside the Delta Atelier Program

‘Circular Ports in the Delta’.

002 Working Session 1 World Transformation Sessions: →

Circular City Harbours

This first working session was in the form of a

public debate inside the World Transformation

Sessions of the lectures and debate program of

‘You Are Here 2018’. It set out the tentative content

for the explorative trajectory.

003 Explorative Trajectory Circular (City) Ports

This explorative trajectory ‘Circular (City) Ports’,

initiated by OVAM/Circular Flanders, deals

with the future transformation of ports, where

circularity will play an important role. The first

phase of the trajectory was based around a

benchmarking of 11 city ports in the Delta.

2019

004 Working Session 2 Benchmarking: learning from each other

The second working session gave insights on

the current circular initiatives of city ports, and

it represented a first moment of exchange with

different actors.

005 Working Session 3 Benchmarking: wrap-up and next steps

The third working session was focused on the

analysis of seven key issues or challenges, that

have been detected throughout the desktop

research, interviews, and previous working

sessions and which were then further described.

006 Workbook 1 Circular Initiatives in the Delta

This document bundles the knowledge gathered

during the first phase of the explorative trajectory.

It includes an extensive explanation of the process

and methodologies, together with the results of

the benchmarking and working sessions.

007 Delta Atelier Conference Circular Harbours in the Delta →


008 Synthesis Document Lessons Learned

The 'Lessons Learned' synthesises the findings

from the first phase of the research in eight key

arguments to start building a collective agenda for

the circular transition.

009 Valorization Trajectory Circular (City) Ports

The valorisation trajectory had the ambition to start

envisioning the next step to be taken up in the circular

transition. The circular building blocks

started to recognise differentiated conditions that

could facilitate this shift. From this first spatial

analysis a series of action lines were then identified.


010 Working Session 4 The Circular Building Blocks →

2020

011 Workbook 2 & Hand-out Building Blocks

The Circular Building Blocks have been

illustrated and synthesised in a second

Workbook document and in a hand-out.

These two documents together build a circular

imaginary for the future of our ports'

environment, by drafting concrete spatial

realities and dynamics.



012 Online Webinars Circular (City) Ports →

The 12 action lines were discussed and prioritized

during a series of Online Webinars, in which various

engaged actors have been involved. The discussion

lead to set a series of priorities, in envisioning the

next steps in the circular transition.

013 Synthesis Document Shaping Future Changes

The Shaping Future Changes document synthesises

the 12 action lines defined during the valorization

phase of the research, and report on the 5 work

packages prioritized during the Online Webinars.

These work packages represent a first step in building

common pathways for circularity in the Delta

environment.


014 Delta Atelier Circular Ports Program →

Conference

015 Online Interactive Circular (City) Ports →

Documentary

The ‘Circular (City) Ports’ pageflow gives voice to

the various actors active in our (city) port

environment. The narrative wants to open up the

perspective on the circular transition looking at the

contemporary situation, analysing it throughout the

eyes of the different actors, trying to look ahead

toward a structured way to accelerate this process

of change.

016 Online Platform Circular (City) Ports →

The Circular (City) Ports website wants to unlock

the content and insights of the whole trajectory and

serve as a launchpad for action in the field.

2021

017 Exploratory Sessions Work Program Circular

Port2Port Platform

Different exploratory sessions are organized with the

circular port community, aiming to set up a collective

Port2Port Platform.

Learn more about the Circular (City) Ports project at

More about the broader work of the Delta Atelier at

Get in touch with us! walter@vlaanderen-circulair.be

www.circularports.eu

www.deltaatelier.eu

info@deltaatelier.eu

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