New Business Model Innovations and Collaborations to Support the Circular Economy

Peter Lowitt

Devens Enterprise Commission

Peter Lowitt is Director/Land Use Administrator for the Devens Enterprise Commission, the agency charged with permitting the redevelopment of the former Fort Devens army base in Massachusetts. At Devens, Mr. Lowitt focuses on the sustainable redevelopment of the 4400-acre former army base. In this capacity he promotes eco-industrial networking and Devens as an Eco-Industrial Park.Mr. Lowitt is also the chair of the Eco Industrial Development Council of North America and founding Chair of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the trade association of the green roof industry in North America. He has been active in the planning and economic development profession and was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.


This presentation will discuss the role of industry, emerging business models and B2B collaborations in the U.S. to advance the circular economy (CE). Presenters will share insights from a U.S.-based research project that... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Vesela Veleva (University of Massachusetts Boston)
  2. Gavin Bodkin (University of Massachusetts Boston; CircularBlu)
  3. Peter Lowitt (Devens Enterprise Commission)

Topic Areas

• Sustainable business models , • Business and industry practices / case studies , • Circular economy


TS-1 » Sustainable business models and circular economy (09:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room D)



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