City Scan Kongsvinger

The region Kongsvinger in Norway, has together with Circle Economy and Circular Norway started a City Scan process.


This analysis will focus on the value chain in the built environment. The process will take 12 months and is divided into 4 phases. After each phase, we will have workshop to anchor our findings and discuss the next phase. 


Focus on the value chain of the built environment

This city scan process, focuses on the value chain in the built environment. It is an analysis of the material flows in this sector. The aim for this process is to find new circular solutions based on the analysis. We want to make several pilot projects with solutions on how the region can reduce it’s waste, increase financial profits for businesses and increase employment.  




PHASE 1: Local agenda

Status: done

Each phase of the City Scan Kongsvinger Region has specific goals.

The goal for Phase 1 are:

  1. Mapping the main stakeholders in the built environment. 

  2. Understand the main challenges for actors connected to circular economy in the built environment.

  3. Be aware of the ongoing initiatives related to circularity in the value chain. 

  4. Have a perception on the guidelines, regulations and the standards when it comes to circular economy in the built environment (local, regional and national).

  5. Have an understanding of the political goals and strategies for circularity in the values chain (local, regional and national). 

How to reach our goals?

To reach our goals its important to do the first phase thoroughly as this is the foundation for the rest of the process. Circular Norway and Eva Snare, Business Manager in Nord-Odal Municipality has completed the first phase of the city scan process. They have done several interviews on central actors in the region and is starting phase 2 shortly. 


PHASE 2: Analysis of material flows

Status: started

Goals for phase 2:

   1. Collect data from the material flows in the built environment, in Kongsvinger region.

   2.  Find data that shows the entire value chain in the built environment.


How to reach our goals

To find dates from the entire value chain, we will collect data from the mining industry, forestry, import and export of building products, energy consumption in buildings and waste from both the construction phase and the demolition phase.

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PHASE 3: Circular innovations

Status: not started

More information will come soon


PHASE 4: Action plan

Status: not started

More information will come soon

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