EdiCitNet - Edible Cities Network Integrating Edible City Solutions for social resilient and sustainably productive cities

Project: Staff

Description

The systemic use of urban landscapes for food production is a major step towards more sustainable, liveable and healthier cities. A multitude of initiatives around the World, however fragmented, are prospering, forming a global movement of Edible Cities. Their products, activities and services – the Edible City Solutions (ECS) - empower local communities to overcome social problems by their inclusive and participatory dynamics and to create new green businesses and jobs, and thereby generating local economic growth and fostering social cohesion.
EdiCitNet will leverage the substantial benefits that ECS effect today at local level and catalyse their replication EU- and world-wide by launching a fully open and participatory network of cities, empowering their inhabitants by a common methodology
a) to systematically explore the wealth and diversity of existing ECS,
b) to adapt, plan and implement successfully proven ECS in their specific urban context.
WUR-MST will participate in developing ECS stakeholder management, in order to realise an effective and useful support to local ECS entrepreneurs in business development and market uptake. WU-MST will next take the lead by next co-develop the individual business models by explicating the 3BMC together with the ECS-project managers in the different urban environments.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/07/1830/06/23