The publication “Systemic Design Method Guide for Policymaking: A Circular Europe on the Way” (free download here) is now available in hard and online version. 

The book targets politicians and policymakers with the aim to provide guide for the implementation of the Systemic Approach as a key methodology for the development and definition of regional action plans oriented towards Circular Economy. The book is the result of a fruitful dialogue between the twenty authors internal and external to the project coming from all over Europe that contributed to create a discussion on Circular Economy and on how it could be integrated in the complex political, design and decision-making processes. 

The preface by Erwin Siweris, director of the Interreg Europe programme, is followed by two main narrative threads: along with essays on a broad spectrum scale, there are contributions focused on Systemic Design, RETRACE project and the methodology applied. 

“Systemic Design Method Guide for Policymaking: A Circular Europe on the way” edited by Silvia Barbero, coordinator of the project, from the Department of Architecture and Design at Politecnico di Torino is now available for free in hard and digital copy and represents the first  of three volumes that aim to collect and disseminate the results of RETRACE and that will be available in the first semester of 2018.

Among all authors, RETRACE project partners contributed to the publication: Regione Piemonte (IT), Azaro Foundation (ES), Beaz (ES), Higher School of Advanced Industrial Technology ESTIA (FR), Association for Environment and Safety in Aquitaine APESA (FR), The Slovenian Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy (SI), The Romanian North-East Regional Development Agency (RO).