How might humanity broaden the concept of a circular urban economy to the concept of a circular urban society in the future in Europe? Cities currently consume 75 percent of all extracted natural resources, produce 50 percent of global waste, and emit between 60 and 80 percent of all greenhouse gases. The Hans Sauer Award 2021 is looking for innovative solutions to this urgent challenge in Europe.
Starting October 1st, 2020 the Hans Sauer Foundation welcomes proposals for this year’s competition: “Hans Sauer Award 2021 – Circular Cities – Designing Urban Communities of Tomorrow”.
The foundation is searching for new forms of cross-sector co-operation to transform the cities of today into the circular cities of tomorrow. This call addresses public authorities such as municipalities, citizens, businesses, civil society initiatives, academic institutions, start-ups, and non-profit organizations to take part in our competition.
The foundation welcomes everybody mentioned above to hand in their ideas, strategies, or best practice examples for circular city projects. The application requires at least two European partners or partner organizations. Registration ends January 31st, 2021. In March 2021, three of the finalists will win the Hans Sauer Award 2021. An expert jury will select the award winners and distribute the award money (€ 20.000,00 in total) among them.