Explore the Circular Economy

Cities as flows in a circular economy

Episode Summary

The pattern in which cities have grown is predictable across the world, and it’s based on the economic relationship between the centre and the edge. There are some clues that this pattern is changing, driven by advanced information technology. But what may happen to the city if we develop regenerative activities by internalising energy and material flows? In this episode **Michael Batty** elaborates on the future developments of cities. Michael Batty is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London where he is Chair of the Centre of Advanced Spatial Analysis (ASA). Listen to the previous episodes of _[A New Dynamic podcast series](http://circulatenews.org/2016/04/nd2-podcasts/) _ _This podcast series presented by Colin Webster explores the recently published book [A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy.](http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/publications/a-new-dynamic-2) Each programme features an interview with authors of the book’s chapters. These leading experts on architecture, agriculture, design, business or engineering, provide unique insights that reflect on the necessity to develop a whole-system approach to re-think our economy. _ Order your copy of [A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy](http://circulatenews.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=5414&action=edit)

Episode Notes

The pattern in which cities have grown is predictable across the world, and it’s based on the economic relationship between the centre and the edge. There are some clues that this pattern is changing, driven by advanced information technology. But what may happen to the city if we develop regenerative activities by internalising energy and material flows? In this episode Michael Batty elaborates on the future developments of cities. Michael Batty is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London where he is Chair of the Centre of Advanced Spatial Analysis (ASA). Listen to the previous episodes of _A New Dynamic podcast series _

 

_This podcast series presented by Colin Webster explores the recently published book A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy. Each programme features an interview with authors of the book’s chapters. These leading experts on architecture, agriculture, design, business or engineering, provide unique insights that reflect on the necessity to develop a whole-system approach to re-think our economy. _ Order your copy of A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy