Join us for a series of webinars in which we will explore the contours of a transformative agenda for urban agroecology. In the course of these webinars we will explore concrete ways in which cities need to change if they were to become supportive environments for an agroecology based urban food systems transition.
The webinars seek to bring sustainable food planning and political agroecology into conversation. The webinars are part of the Urbanising in Place project which looks at agroecological food growers as stewards of the food water energy nexus. Urbanising In Place seeks to break with logics of urbanisation that destroy soils and soil life, marginalise farmers, and make urban dwellers dependent on linear and highly commodified food supply chains. Working with communities of practice in London, Brussels, Riga and Rosario, the project defined a programmatic agenda for an agroecological urbanism in the form of 8 building blocks which identify points of articulation between the separate worlds of agroecology and urbanism.
Webinars will start from synthetic presentations of some of the strategies explored within the project. These will be followed by a debate with invited guests pioneering work of inspiration for building an agroecological urbanism.
Funding: SUGI programme
‘Urbanising in place’ is one of the selected projects of the Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) Food-Water-Energy Nexus, jointly established by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe. The cooperation was established in order to bring together the fragmented research and expertise across the globe to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge. SUGI-FWE Nexus is supported by the European Commission and funded under the Horizon 2020 ERA-NET Cofund scheme.
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Do you have a specific question concerning the project itself, the international forum for an agroecological urbanism, or a specific case region (Riga, Rosario, Brussels or London)? Feel free to use our contact form, or contact one of the team members via the link below.