Policy Instruments for Circular Cities and the Built Environment
Felipe Bucci Ancapi is a PhD researcher at the Department of Management in the Built Environment (MBE) of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft. He works under the supervision of Prof.dr.ir Ellen van Bueren and dr. Karel Van der Berghe. His research focuses on circular city policy coherence, or the (mis)alignment of policy objectives, instruments, and implementation practices in bringing about a more circular built environment within urban areas. More broadly, his research interests are circularity and disaster risk management in cities. In this video, he introduces a classification of policy instruments and gives specific examples of how these can help the transition toward a circular built environment.
- A policy is a process through which governments seek to transform an otherwise problematic situation into a more desirable one.
- Following the classification of Evert Vedung, there are three types of policy instruments related to the built environment: regulations, economic means, and information means.
- Very few of these policy instruments are in place: some underpinning reasons for this are tied to multi-level governance, the lack of information and capacities of governments, and political will.