09.30 AM to 10:15 AM (CEST)

How to design regenerative, resilient, zero-waste cities through circular economy approaches?

This lab will be used to brainstorm on the circular economy in cities. Together with the audience, we will collect up to 100 ideas on the topic „ How to design out waste in cities through circular approaches?“ Short inputs surrounding the topic “a vision for a circular economy in cities”, with examples from different stakeholders and sectors, such as construction and housing, or products, will inspire the audience for discussions.

Collected ideas can serve as inspiration for future projects. Visitors are furthermore invited to provide feedback on existing projects and best practices.

MAIN CONVENOR: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH



Christina Fischer | Innovation Coach

Christina Fischer is an international working innovation & business consultant supporting communities, companies and people to create sustainable solutions, products & businesses. She also imports specialty coffee from Guatemala to Europe and create long-lasting trading partnerships. 


Katja Suhr | Head of Circular Economy Team, GIZ

Katja Suhr is leading the Circular Economy Project at the Deutsche Geselleschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.With a background in international business administration, Katja Suhr has over 20 years’ experience in international cooperation with a focus on business development and sustainable management.

Sarah O’Carroll | Cities Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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Alicia Regodón | Sustainable Housing Expert, UN-Habitat

Alicia Regodón is the Sustainable Housing Expert working for the Global Solutions Division within the Land, Housing and Shelter Section of UN-Habitat, responsible for sustainability and resource efficiency in buildings and construction programmes.

Angelina Schreiner | Advisor on Circular Economy, GIZ

Angelina Schreiner is advisor on Circular Economy at the Deutsche Geselleschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.With a background in international relations and public management, she is now working on different circular economy topics, such as Extended Producer Responsibility.