D3.7 Process model Pécs

Deliverable 3.7 of Work Package 3 concerns an integrated analysis of the follow-up case of Pécs within the REPAiR project, from the point of view of waste production and processing, and the transition (or rather the first steps) towards circular economy. It comprises spatial, social and material flow analyses of the case of Pécs and its agglomeration as a territory to treat as a unit, following the innovative methodology that was introduced and explained in Deliverable 3.1 (D3.1) (Geldermans et al., 2017).While writing this deliverable, as a follow-up case, authors followed the D3.1 methodology and pilot deliverable (D3.3) on AMA and NAP in the elaboration of spatial, social and material flow analysis. In the wastescape categorisation stakeholders’ knowledge was also integrated. With regard to the Material Flow Analysis, new insights on data collection and processing are addressed, in order to provide a successful representation of the most important flows. After a rudimentary spatial and socio-economic analysis at national level the reader can get a deep inside about the region (Baranya county) and the Pécs agglomeration. This analysis enables to understand the challenges and solutions more deeply regarding to both the wastescapes and the peculiarities of flows represented in this document.The analysis in this deliverable revealed that the history of the country and regions (the industrial transition around the systemic change), the trajectory and the changes of the economic structure had a major influence on the wastescapes and their revitalisation processes. Although, there is no circular economy plan or strategy neither for Hungary nor for the investigated area, it can be seen that Pécs –as a frontrunner in sustainability strategic planning and implementation –has positive examples that can contribute to closing the loop, reducing waste, especially when making comparison within the region.The report finishes with a reflection on the methodology and results. This reflection focuses on four topics in particular: physico-geographical aspects and waste-sensitivity, waste(scape) dynamics in space & time, modelling of material flows & data intensity, and the relevance of Enabling Contexts(D3.3, Chapter 2.1.5).

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