Circular inspiration: Turin’s open-air innovation

Facing dramatic deindustrialisation and an uncertain future, the city of Turin implemented processes that paired physical redevelopment with strategic planning to promote citywide revitalisation and economic restructuring in the 1990s. While the transformation has been profound, current challenges call for more circular strategies and an inclusive approach.


The Porta Palazzo Organic Project aims to reduce food waste, and increase the amount of reused or recycled materials in the largest open-air market in Europe. Read more about Turin’s circular approach.



Alberto Unia, deputy mayor, said: “The Porta Palazzo Organic Project represents exactly the kind of multi-layered partnership and active citizen engagement that can lead to successful circular economy initiatives capable of advancing a comprehensive sustainability agenda to achieve environmental and social goals.”


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