Quotation Foster, Gillian Joanne. 2020. Circular economy strategies for adaptive reuse of cultural heritage buildings to reduce environmental impacts. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 152 1-14.


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Circular economy strategies seek to reduce the total resources extracted from the environment and reduce the wastes that human activities generate in pursuit of human wellbeing. Circular Economy concepts are well suited to the building and construction sector in cities. For example, refurbishing and adaptively reusing underutilized or abandoned buildings can revitalize neighborhoods whilst achieving environmental benefits. Cultural heritage buildings hold a unique niche in the urban landscape. In addition to shelter, they embody the local cultural and historic characteristics that define communities. Therefore, extending their useful lifespan has multiple benefits that extend beyond the project itself to the surrounding area, contributing to economic and social development. To explore this complex issue, the research applies systematic literature review and synthesis methods. Decision makers lack knowledge of the environmental benefits of adaptive reuse of cultural heritage buildings and lack tools to implement these projects. A new comprehensive circular economy framework for the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage buildings to reduce environmental impacts intends to meet these needs. The framework integrates methods and techniques from the building and construction literature that aim to reduce lifecycle environmental impact of buildings with a circular product supply chain approach.

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  • Circular economy
  • Adaptive reuse of buildings
  • Cultural heritage
  • Urban planning
  • Buildings

Publication's profile

Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title Circular economy strategies for adaptive reuse of cultural heritage buildings to reduce environmental impacts
Volume 152
Year 2020
Page from 1
Page to 14
Reviewed? Y
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104507
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104507
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104507
JEL Q2, Q56, Q57

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Foster, Gillian Joanne (Details)
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Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2919 Energy research (Details)
2959 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
4118 Renewable energy (also energy sources, raw materials) (Details)
4119 Regenerable raw materials (Details)
4924 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
5914 Environmental research (Details)
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