Although each sprint has its own learnings and concepts, they all contribute to the main goal: How can we create and scale a new way of working that allows municipalities to increase circularity when building and renovating public spaces. Main learnings of these sprints are:
- To increase in- and outflow of used materials, both short and long term planning are crucial. The earlier circularity is being introduced and discussed in the planning, the higher the change it will be managed properly along the way.
- There is not a one-size-fits-all solution that can be used across municipalities. Circular design interventions should be tailored to a municipality’s needs and way of working.
- Changing a way of working is challenging. People don’t like change, but are willing to work in a more circular way. Introducing small interventions step-by-step can increase success of implementation.
These learnings show that the solution does not lie within one sprint, but can be found in the larger picture of this project. Therefore, we co-created a toolkit that allows teams within municipalities to map, align and create new work flows to increase circularity when building and renovating public spaces.