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Spatial Circularity Strategies: Introduction

Reflect on the role of spatial planning and how it can help design circular regions of the future.

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  • Duration

    1 week
  • Weekly study

    1 hour

Examine the role of spatial planning in the circular transition with TU Delft

The transition to a circular economy is complex and dynamic with no single, definitive approach.

On this one-week course, you’ll meet Alex, Lei, and Arjan, the course instructors. They’ll help you consider how circular your region is and understand the challenges around circularity. Our instructors will also prepare your for the full Spatial Circularity Strategy course series from TU Delft.

Learn about circular planning and design in your region

You’ll look at your region and consider the difference between our contemporary cities and regions and the circular regions yet to come.

You’ll start to think about how to make the transition to a circular economy, and identify the role of spatial planning in the circular transition.

Start to think about spatial circularity strategies

You’ll look at the gaps in your knowledge around spatial circularity strategies for cities and regions, and how you can go about addressing those through this course series.

Find out who will lead the transition to a circular economy

You’ll think about the current and future leaders in the transition toward spatial circularity.

With this knowledge, you’ll start your journey towards an understanding and direct application of Spatial Circularity Strategy, and begin the process of circular transition in your own region.

What topics will you cover?

  • Role of spatial planning in the circular transition
  • Circular Regions
  • Spatial circularity strategies
  • Aspects to consider for circular transition

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the influence of Regional Design and Circularity in your own regions.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those working or studying in the field of spatial planning or circularity who wish to connect their understanding of the two concepts.

It will benefit professionals in urban planning, including circularity experts, spatial planners, project advisors, and policy makers on spatial circularity.

Who will you learn with?

I research and teach the spatial dimension of the circularity transitions of cities and regions.

I'm interested in integrated spatial strategies, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to tackle issues of liveability and circularity.

Who developed the course?

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

With the mission of Educating the World, the TU Delft Extension School for Continuing Education offers online courses to equip people to solve today’s global challenges and pursue career goals.

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  • Location

    Delft, The Netherlands

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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