Eftychia Ntostoglou, MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration, is a PhD student at ECS with research focus on sustainable urban planning in the context of globalisation. Currently, Eftychia is engaged with research on the transition to bio-based circular economies in cities using as reference the city of Curitiba, Brazil.
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Visiting address: Brinellvägen 68, Stockholm
Over half of the world’s inhabitants reside in urban areas, and the global and urban population continues rising. This means cities are strongly associated with the challenges of sustainable development. At the same time, cities are also where opportunities to address these challenges exist across different scales and sectors. One pressing challenge is associated with solid waste management. Approximately 70% of the global waste is generated in cities. In this context, new pathways based on a bio-based circular approach offer vast potential to develop sustainable waste management systems linked to various benefits.
Eftychia’s current research contributes to the development of a bio-based circular recovery model for cities. With the city of Curitiba as a starting point, the research team investigates ways to link urban food production and solid waste management. Among other things, Eftychia aims to employ spatial analysis methods and collaborative approaches to explore participatory processes as part of the efforts to build a replicable model.
Eftychia holds a BSc in Geography from the Harokopio University of Athens, Greece (2016) and a MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (2017). She has working experience on research and development (R&D) in the real estate sector and has been involved in a series of academic workshops on urban sustainability. Eftychia is currently pursuing her PhD in the ECS division and is engaged in the research project Bio-based circular model for sustainable urban economies , funded by FORMAS .