Based on a literature study and qualitative interviews, the potential of co-creation in circularity transitions was explored. The organizational and citizen perspective was analyzed by interviewing organizations and citizens that participated in co creation. Based on the analysis of the responses, three core elements were identified that could strengthen co-creation in the context of circularity transitions: it should foster niche developments on a local scale, it should have clear boundaries, and it should be linked to a bigger network. As a final step, a concept is presented that explores how the three core elements could be applied in practice. The results indicate how co-creation can be used in the transition towards a circular city. Further research is needed to identify factors that could develop the concept into a feasible approach of co-creation.
Author: Lotte Geeraedts