Researchers at CCRI and colleagues at the Austrian Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research (BABF) will be hosting a session at the forthcoming on-line conference ‘Urban-Rural Partnerships 2020’, on 25-27th November. Dan Keech and Matt Reed (CCRI) and Theresia Oedl-Wieser (BABF) are hosting a session on circular business models in relation to rural-urban functional synergies, specifically:

  • What range and types of CE enterprise models can be identified/characterised?
  • How do these underline rural-urban synergies? Food, minerals, energy and social sectors seem to offer especial potential.
  • How can such innovations best harness regional economic transitions, for example through the transformation of pubic and social infrastructures, and beyond a proliferation of inspiring but scattered good practice?
  • And conversely, might CE lead to a lasting change in enterprise culture (e.g. from competition to enhanced collaborations, fostering social progress) in addition to ‘green growth’?

More details of Dan, Matt and Theresia’s session (number 23) can be found on the session section of the ‘Urban-Rural Partnership’ conference page.

Full information regarding the conference, including details of how to submit abstracts (closing date 30th June) can be found on the event website. Updates regarding the event can also be located on its Twitter page @URP2020 with the event hashtag being #URP2020.

Matt Reed can be followed on Twitter @ReedMtweet

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