Urban circular economy as a resource for a circular city: a bibliometric study





circular economy, urban issues, bibliometrics, environment, circular cities


Purpose: The purpose of this article is to analyze the circular economy and its importance of it in the urban context of circular cities. Methodology: A bibliometric review was performed based on the Web of Science platform. 378 articles were selected with 3 refinements related to the type of document, year of publication and open access articles. The compilation of the database took place in the RStudio program using the Bibliometrix package. Limitation: due to difficulties in collecting 2022 data, it was decided to keep the complete data contained in the index. Results: The results showed a great relationship between themes, authors, countries and keywords, which elucidates the importance of this theme at a global level, highlighting the journal Sustainability with 155 published articles and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands with 47 articles with by its researchers. Originality: The search for sustainable practices has gained prominence among companies and large corporations as a strategic measure to reduce costs, but recently the concept of circular cities has received contributions that seek to support public policy makers to take better care of the environment.


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Carla Santos de Araújo, Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca

Production Engineer by Cefet-RJ. Master's student in Regional Development and Productive Systems.


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How to Cite

Araújo, C. S. de. (2022). Urban circular economy as a resource for a circular city: a bibliometric study. Revista Produção E Desenvolvimento, 8(1), e627. https://doi.org/10.32358/rpd.2022.v8.627



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