Our 1st newsletter is out!

Growing, delivering and enjoying food more sustainably… Quarterly newsletter of cities seeking low-carbon & resource-efficient urban food systems.

First update

You had expressed interest in joining our activities. Now that the city network is up and running we are coming back to you with our first quarterly electronic newsletter.

Overview of 98 concrete sustainable food actions in 10 partner cities

Concrete actions are underway ranging from testing of innovative growing techniques such as aquaponics in Brussels (Belgium), through the establishment of a Food Policy Council in Bristol (United Kingdom), to Agritourism in Messina (Italy), Community supported agriculture in Amersfoort (Netherlands), a labelling scheme for retailer in Lyon (France), sustainable meals served in canteens in Göteborg (Sweden), Vaslui (Romania), a Market Food Lab in Ourense (Spain), roof gardens in Oslo (Norway), reclaiming streets for growing food in Athens (Greece)….

Baseline study


Focus on Growing, Delivering and Enjoying

We have chosen to approach urban food system from three angles in our workshops, reports and Local Action plans:

  • GROWING and producing food in the city, in gardens, in parks, on rooftops, on balconies, on derelict lands…
  • DELIVERING food stuffs in a more sustainable and less carbon intensive way;
  • ENJOYING more sustainable food in canteens & households.

Our project at a glance in our flyer.

Spotlight on Delivering in Amersfoort (NL) 23-25 April

A 2 ½ day workshop in Amersfoort, Netherlands will combine field visits and interactive workshops exploring ways to distribute, share and procure local food.

To share knowledge or experience  in this area, contact us!

More about Amersfoort


Bristol and Brussels shortlisted for European Green Capital  2015

The two partner cities have been chosen as finalists along with Glasgow and Ljubljana for the European Green Capital 2015 Award organised by the European Commission.  The Award is an annual prize that goes to one city, singling out its environmental performance. While the award does not include specific indicators for the sustainability of the food system it does appreciate its contribution to climate change mitigation.

European Green Capital website


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Upcoming Workshops


Amersfoort, Netherlands



Gothenburg, Sweden



Oslo, Norway

Latest Publication

Baseline study 10/2012 with 10 city profiles & 98 cases