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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]