COMPASS MAGAZINE #13
COMPASS MAGAZINE #13
#11SOCIETY

CIRCULAR CITIES Reducing, reusing and repairing to eliminate waste

Cities consume 75% of the world’s natural resources and produce 50% of its waste, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a UK-based nonprofit organization that promotes the reduction, reuse or recycling of everything. As urban populations grow and the challenges of supply and removal get bigger, policymakers, educators and businesses are working toward a “circular economy,” which seeks to minimize consumption and maximize reuse of products, components and materials.

#13EDITORIAL

EDITORIALFlorence Verzelen

Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs, Communications, Dassault Systèmes

 
In the 21st century, industry is no longer a means of production, but a process of value creation.
 
A dreamer no longer needs physical hardware and software to design and engineer their vision. A maker no longer needs a physical laboratory to produce their goods. With minimal investment, from a computer or tablet, a modern-day da Vinci can not only design and engineer a flying machine on the cloud, but make it too, sending the model to a 3D printer anywhere in the world with a single click.

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