Publications - details

Bending the Linear Economy On Urban Metabolism

2022 - Intersecting 9/2022


Nicolas J.A. Buchoud et al.


New Dialogues Publisher Berlin


"In the Rome Declaration of 2021, the G20 Leaders stressed the link between sustainable urbanization and the development of circular economy to preserve resources and deliver on climate and biodiversity global goals. [...] To meet ambitious but necessary net zero targets, waste, water and energy provision have to change dramatically and at a large scale. This includes new technologies, transformations in governance and regulatory systems, the implementation of just-transition financial mechanisms and strengthened international cooperation, combined with enhanced technical cooperation and joint capacity building among emerging and developing markets."

INTERSECTING is distributed by the Global Solutions Initiative. It is geared towards think tanks, civil organizations, international institutions, in particular the G20/T20.



Page count:



Thr Global Solutions Initiative

Latest publications

A Strategy for Climate-Sensitive Urban Development in Garowe, Somalia

2024 - From Local Climate Change Assessment to Concrete Urban Initiatives

Connective Cities

Lörrach plans Germany’s first timber-built commercial area

2024 - A climate-neutral and sustainable commercial area is taking shape on the site of the Lauffenmühle, a former textiles factory.

Connective Cities

Resilience in Times of War - Municipal Exchange between Ukraine and Germany

2024 - Summary of the Connective Cities' Project Planning Workshop from 28 to 29 November 2023 in Munich

Connnective Cities