About Gianluca Di Pasquale, EY Global Smart Infrastructure and Future of Cities Leader, and Justin Badlam, Lead Analyst, Future Cities

Gianluca Di Pasquale is a seasoned professional with international exposure to the intersection of business and innovation. With 20 years of industry experience, he focuses on the strategic management of sustainability, digitalization and finance. He seeks to inspire companies in various industries and local government authorities to establish new business models enabled by the internet economy.

Justin Badlam is a strategy analyst and lead analyst for the EY Future Cities program. He is responsible for supporting the global and US go-to-market strategy, developing insights and market perspectives, and leading thinking on smart and resilient urban transformation.

How Circular Economies Will Drive a New Urban Metabolism

In a circular city, “reduce-reuse-recycle” will replace “take-make-dispose”. Urban mobility will be carbon-neutral, relying on low- to zero-emission vehicles within a broader energy network powered by renewables. Cities and businesses will also generate savings from using recycled building materials and turning waste into fuel to power buses. 
In other words, circular cities will blend ancient approaches with modern technologies. But how will they do it, and where will the money come from?

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