Circularity in the built environment: A focus on India
Type of document: Best practices, case studies
The built environment operates in a linear way where large amounts of non-renewable
resources are used to feed the growing and rapid city building activities taking place globally,
particularly in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions. Recent estimates from the World
Bank (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2017, p. 4) indicate that over half of the world’s
population will live in urban areas, whilst providing over 80 percent of global GDP generation.