Midterm Speed Presentation M. Volpe

Marco Volpe / Brussels URBACT midterm speed presentation M. Volpe from Strategic Design Scenarios on Vimeo.

Sustainable Food for lower-income and multicultural households

On 9 December 2013, Brussels Environment and Rencontres des Continents organized a conference on “Sustainable Food for lower income and multicultural households”. The purpose of the day was to propose public policy measures and effective tools to reach those specific targets groups. In the morning several projects were presented. The afternoon was dedicated to six […]

Brussels Mid-term Event – new background documents & updated programme

Invitation On 5 February 2014, the International workshop “Urban food strategy mix” welcomes cities and interested parties engaging in strategies for low-carbon and resource-efficient urban food systems to exchange actively on initiatives in “growing” (production), “delivering” (supply) and “enjoying” (demand). A joint reflection on how cities might move beyond an inventory or wish list of […]

Beyond food… Field trip in Montpellier for the 5th conference on Food Urban Planning

AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning) 5th conference on Food Urban Planning took place in Montpellier the 28th and 29th of October and gather the scientific community at the cross roads of urban planning and agriculture. A challenge in some way as agriculture and the city have always been historical enemies and two separate […]

Incredible Edible

6th September, 2013 Contributor:  Brussels (Strategic Design Scenarios) Going forward to provide access to local food for all through working together, learning and supporting local business       Motivations The network is called “Incredible Edible” and is the over-all sign of the movement. Groups, Individuals or even a business is able to get a member. […]

BRAL an orchard in the street – fruit on the pavement

3. September, 2013 Contributor:  Brussels Environment Sour cherry tree orchard created with local residents in the city centre, providing cherries to brew Kriek (cherry beer) nearby, raising awareness among passers-by.   Motivations BRAL is an independent association (bralvzw.be)) formed by Brussels residents and organizations engaged in making their city a pleasant friendly space that is both […]

Indoor farming

2. September, 2013 Contributor:  Brussels A combined building project that can accommodate both catered event activities and indoor horticultural production activities.     Motivations The Brussels Region (162,447,439m²) is surrounded by two other regions without any possibility of regional peri-urban production (within its borders) and little land still available for urban agriculture. Therefore inventories of […]

Aquaponic Urban Farming

27th August, 2013 Contributor:  Groupe One ASBL, Brussels What growing techniques to use when soil is not available     Aquaponics is the combination of two production methods: Aquaculture (growing fish) and Hydroponics (growing plants in nutrient rich water). At the heart of the system, lies the symbiotic relationship between fish, bacteria and plants.  Water […]

“My urban kitchen garden” grow-your-own kit

19th August, 2013 Contributor: Brussels a free grow-your-own kit to help anyone interested set up an environmentally friendly kitchen garden in the heart of the city.   Context Encouraging people to grow some of their vegetables is a cornerstone of the Brussels-Capital Region’s action program “sustainable food”. 85% of Brussels citizens have access to a […]

Jérôme Veriter / Brussels / “Growing” Speed presentation

Jérôme Veriter 10/09/2013 Speed presentation night of the transnational meeting at Oslo Power Point Slide Show