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SPE
Jul
2

Speed presentation evening

Speed presentation evening, based on a ‘3 slides / 3 minutes format’ provide rapid insights to local and foreign experiences and a subsequent opportunity for informal direct exchanges. It is an opportunity for the transnational partners to present one case of their city that they think will be particularly inspiring and new, for the local support group of the host city.

RT
Jul
2

Resilience Test

The Resilience test tool intends to be a qualitative challenge of the food resilience/non resilience of the city: a series of challenges are proposed in terms of food, based on these stakeholders test and discuss the food resilience of their city.
The aim of the Resilience test tool is first to raise awareness among local stakeholders about strengths/weaknesses of their city’s food system and, more importantly, to make them acknowledge these strengths/weaknesses collectively.

MC
Jul
2

Micro-Consulting

A local initiative/project hosts a visit and asks the visitors in exchange for a micro-consulting on a problem they face. A specific question is asked in advance and participating visitors use their own experiences to find solutions.

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Jul
1

Bristol wins title of European Green Capital 2015

Many Congratulation to Bristol: European Green Capital 2015!!

URBACT news
Jun
25

Talking about Sustainable Food in Urban Communities

  Among the news of URBACT there is a special report about Sustainable Food in Urban Communities Special Report about Sustainable Food in Urban Communities/ English Version Special Report about Sustainable Food in Urban Communities/ French Version   “Innovative Ways to Produce Food: Inspirations for The Dutch City of Amersfoort” by Simone Pekelsma for the URBACT National […]

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Jun
1

Amersfoort transnational “Delivering” workshop programme & presentations

Tuesday 23rd April 2013   Introduction Lead Partner Brussels Environment Stephanie Mantell,  Welcome partners /  Introduction to Network (3,8 MB ) Amersfoort Policy view, Sustainable Urban Food Policy in Amersfoort  (5 MB)  Keynote speakers on Delivering Jan Willem van der Schans, Urban Agriculture in the Netherlands (…) Peter Terwindt, Deli XL – Case Vers 24/7 – Online Fresh Market for the Catering […]

Participants of URBACT Gothenburg workshop
May
30

Partner cities meet to “Enjoy” sustainable food in Gothenburg

Interesting and enjoyable days on the theme “Enjoying” was held at the workshop-days in Gothenburg, end of May 2013. For the first time all the cities were able to participate. Almost 30 (thirty) participants, from ten different countries were represented. We were honored to have the guest speaker, Ulrike Stocker, from the city of Vienna, […]

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May
30

About Gothenburg transnational meeting outputs…

This presentation from Lead expert intend to capture some of the lessons leant from the second transnational meeting in Gothenburg 27-30/05/13…

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May
30

Gothenburg transnational “Enjoying” workshop programme & presentations

Tuesday 28th May 2013 “Canteens & Restaurants” Welcome by Lead Partner Lead Partner Brussels Environment Stephanie Mantell,  Welcome partners / Introduction to Network ( 4,2 MB )  Keynote speakers on Enjoyng from the host city Britt Florén, SIK / Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology. SIK develops and mediates technology to promote the development and competitiveness of the food industry, […]

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May
13

City Farm (stadsboerderij Amersfoort) on track!

A new initiative called Stadsboerderij Amersfoort (City Farm Amersfoort) has recently started with their first plot of planting  potatoes and pumpkins. After several months of discussions and exploring possibilities  for temporary use of  public greens and ‘waste land’  plots,  city farmer Wytze Nauta  and his colleagues achieved their first result. Due to the financial crises […]

EU partners meet local support group members of Amersfoort
Apr
25

Partner cities meet to “Deliver” sustainable food in Gothenburg

Amersfoort was host city for the second transnational meeting of the Urbact sustainable food project for urban communities from 23 th to 25th of April. During the kick-off meeting several key note speakers shared there expertise on urban and local food systems: Wageningen University researcher Jan Willem van der Schans inspired the partners with some […]

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Apr
25

About transnational meeting outputs…

About outputs of transnational meetings of our URBACT project: beyond inspirational cases towards upscaling and policy making and some of the lessons learn during the first meeting Amersfoort, NL

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Mar
22

LSG meeting – Vaslui

          Setting up of the LSG on action themes, happened at Vaslui, as a partner in the URBACT II network for  the project – “ Developing low-carbon and resource-efficient urban food systems” acronym « Sustainable Food in Urban Communities Phase II » , on 11.03.2013, date when the first initiatives in establishing the Local […]

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Mar
19

Local Support Group ‘EEM’ Amersfoort NL (second meeting)

On February 21th the Amersfoort local support group ‘EEM” (called after Eem,  the small river which supported historical Amersfoort with food and trade merchandise) had their second meeting at  city farm Groot Weede in Amersfoort. About 20 stakeholders are participants of EEM, representing urban farms, biological supermarkets, distributor of  ‘farmers boxes’, local politcians, restaurant and […]

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Feb
25

Lyon / Fifth organic market blossoming

For the coming spring, the City of Lyon will open the 5th organic street market in the Monplaisir neighbourhood (8th district). About 20 organic producers from the urban area will provide various organic foods every Wednesday afternoon. For about one year, the street market department of the municipality has been consulting professional organizations of producers, […]

gotheborg
Feb
15

Pigs and crops where you least expect

Growing food in urban areas is nothing new. However, traditional allotments have been joined by a new wave of urban farming. Guerilla gardeners have popped up in Gothenburg, and another group have turned the space outside the Museum of World Culture into a green oasis. Allotments and other gardening plots have long been managed by […]

gotheborg
Feb
15

Local Support Group meeting in Gothenburg February 27th

On February 27th, the Local Support Group in Gothenburg will meet for the first time. Representatives from the urban farming sector, the Procurement company, the Consumer Guidance Office and the Environmental Administration will learn more about the project and discuss future cooperation.  Local Support Group in Gothenburg at the Environmental Administration with start at 13.00.

Free lunch in Bristol to raise awareness of food waste
Feb
6

Feeding the 5,000 in Bristol in 2013

Fareshare South West are planning another Feeding the 5,000 event on College Green this year following on from the success of the first event in Bristol in 2012. The events draw attention to the scandal of wasted food while encouraging food businesses to divert surpluses to the many food banks that are experiencing increasing demand from vulnerable groups of people struggling […]

30 collective gardens
Sep
25

Lyon / Opportunities and challenges

Synergizing between levels and sectors Food as habitat and transportation is pointed one of the most critical issue in terms of sustainability. The Sustainable food for urban communities topic emerges as a new concern for cities. It tends to involve different areas of competences of the municipalities that most hardly used to collaborate before. In […]

Market Food Lab
Sep
17

Ourense / Opportunities and challenges

Sustainable Food Lab at the market One of the most innovative projects promoted by Ourense Municipality is to implement a ‘Local Unit of Food and Nutrition’ in collaboration Ourense University’s curriculums in Food Science & Technology, Agricultural Engineering and Environmental Science. This so-called ‘Unit’ is not precisely defined yet. It intends to provide quality training, information […]

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Sep
14

Messina / food and sustainability

Currently, Messina is willing to act on food topic in front of the changes in consumer’s food habits. Indeed, if Sicilian gastronomy is one of the prides of Italy it is also an image and a valuable economic sector to preserve. Public authorities, local associations and many stakeholders are gathered to create a barrier to the […]

Allotment Garden Action Programme
Sep
6

Brussels / food and sustainability

For many years, Brussels has taken numerous actions to address the environmental challenges specific to a green modern city-region. For example, as a signatory of the “Covenant of Mayors” Brussels aims to become a low carbon city by 2025. After having engaged in sustainable food research and actions for several years, “sustainable food” was explicitly established […]