The Maker Movement brings together people who do DIY activities, igniting communities around the world. These communities usually create products from waste materials or reassemble products that are discarded, broken or unused. The movement has grown rapidly in recent decades, benefiting from the expansion of makerspaces, the increasing availability and affordability of digital manufacturing tools such as 3D printers and laser cutters, and consumerism in general.

The Maker Movement is one of the most promising agents for driving the transition of cities to a circular economy model and therefore has great potential for urban regeneration, improved sustainability, social well-being and cohesion.