Edible City Solutions für eine bessere Welt!


Applying an Intersectional Gender Lens in Urban Food Systems Planning – EdiCitNet Global Lunch Talk #3
Gender and food systems are inextricably linked. As well as there being barriers to participation in food value chains due to socially determined identities, roles, rights and obligations of women and men, there are also structural inequalities embedded in the system. In this EdiCitNet Lunch Talk, Dr Jess Halliday, from the RUAF Global Partnership on Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems talks about the challenges and potentials of applying an intersectional gender lens in urban food systems planning, as well as showcasing best practice examples from around the world.
“Building Alliances for Edible City Solutions”: City Food Networks from Local to Global
In this session of the Edible Cities Network Conference, academics, social entrepreneurs and green city activists share examples, experiences and approaches to building edible city alliances across different issues (food, urban gardens, green food initiatives) and scales (city, country, EU, international). They also reflect on the benefits of and also on the challenges to building and maintaining alliances and on how to make alliances more meaningful and impactful for everyone involved.

“Edible City Policies and Strategies”: Experiences from Vienna, Oslo, Berlin + Carthage

In this session of the Edible Cities Network Conference, the panelists share examples, experiences and different approaches from cities from within the EdiCitNet consortium (Oslo, Berlin, Carthage) and beyond (Vienna). They reflect on the challenges and opportunities for placing edible city solutions on the urban policy agenda and anchoring them in relevant strategic, policy and planning instruments with view to ensuring they address context-specific societal challenges.

“Voices From the Ground”: Human-Nature Connection in Cities + Insights from the EdiCitNet Living Labs

In this session of the Edible Cities Network Conference, practitioners, researchers and city admnistrators reflect on the role of human-food relations in cities, share their experiences with engaging citizens in local actions around urban food emerging from some of the EdiCitNet Living Labs (Oslo, Berlin and Andernach) & talk about related initiatives from one of the EdiCitNet Follower Cities (Sant Feliu de Llobregat). They discuss the positive socio-ecological impacts of urban food innovations and the challenges and opportunities for making an impact through urban food initiatives.

“The Power of Small Actions” & “Sociotrophic Territories”: Mary Clear from Incredible Edible + Jörg Niewöhner from IRI THESys

In the opening session of the Edible Cities Network Conference 2022, we welcome Mary Clear – co-founder of “Incredible Edible Todmorden” an urban gardening project started in 2008 in West Yorkshire and now famous around the world – to talk about the power of small actions to make big changes, in cities, hearts, minds and lives. We also hear from Jörg Niewöhner from IRITHESys at Humboldt University Berlin, talking about the power of collaboration across communities of practice for more sustainable food systems.

Making Cities Edible With Building-Integrated Agriculture – EdiCitNet Global Lunch Talk #2

Building-integrated urban agriculture – like rooftop farms and edible green facades – offer cities a range of ecological, socio-cultural as well as economic benefits. But what needs to be done to get the city onboard? In this EdiCitNet Lunch Talk we hear from green building experts Rebecca Gohlke and Felix Mollenhauer from Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e.V. (German Association of Building Greening).

Integrating Edible City Solutions in Southern China (Guangzhou) – EdiCitNet Global Lunch Talk #1

Focusing on a area in the south of the city, the EdiCitNet Guangzhou City Team is working together – and with local people on the ground – to come up with practical and concrete ideas for how to bring the local population closer to the food they eat and make the city greener, more sustainable and more edible. In this EdiCitNet Lunch Talk, they tell us more about their approach.

EdiCitNet participated in the Horizon Results Booster with two sister Horizon 2020 projects, Urbinat and Clearinghouse. The Horizon Results Booster is a new package of specialised services to build projects’ capacities for disseminating research results. The services are fully supported by the European Commission.

EdiCitNet Summer School 2021: Foraging Tour in Berlin with Mundraub

Join the participants of the Edible City Solutions Summer School 2021 on their “Harvest the City” foraging tour through Berlin with Mundraub.org, where they discovered seabuckthorn, apples, rosehip and sloe.

Urban Transformation: Building City Resilience with Edible City Solutions

How can we use Edible City Solutions to empower local communities, create new green businesses and jobs, and foster social cohesion? And what are the challenges and potentials that we find when it comes to innovating our urban food systems? In this keynote talk, the kick-off session for the IRITHESys EdiCitNet Summer School 2021, we get insights from three experts on the topic – Dr. Ina Säumel, Suhana Reddy and Thomas Wachtel – and find out more about the concept of the “4 pillars of ECS”.

EdiCitNet Kick-Off: Towards the Edible City of the Future

Join EdiCitNet’s project partners at the kick-off event for the project, held in Berlin in 2018, and find out more about the aims, approaches and the people behind it all.

mundraub und essbare Städte (Mundraub & Edible Cities)

Is it safe to eat food that grows in our cities? Or is it contaminated by urban pollution? Find out the answer from urban ecologist and biologist Dr. Ina Säumel, whose examined fruits and vegetables grown along busy roads. You can also join EdiCitNet partner Mundraub on a foraging tour through Berlin, and find out how the famous edible city of Andernach is living up to its name. In German without subtitles.

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Chain: Investing in the future of food through NBS

Why are urban sustainable food systems more important than ever? Who are the pioneers in this field? What positive impacts can we expect if we apply integrated approaches to create sustainable food systems? How can we achieve COP26 objectives and targets? Find out in this lively panel discussion with experts in sustainable agriculture and food from across Europe, including Suhana Reddy from the EdiCitNet project.

Urban agriculture in Oslo – Food System Change Online Congress

The city Oslo is part of the Edible Cities Network. As one of the greenest cities on earth, Oslo is connect with other municipalities from around the globe through the project, promoting urban agriculture and playing its part in feeding the city. Learn more about the role of Oslo in this video from the Food System Change online congress.

The EdiCitNet Living Lab in Oslo’s Linderud Gård

Find out more about one aspect of the work being done at the EdiCitNet Living Lab in Linderud Gård in Oslo. In Norwegian with subtitles.

REACT presents the EdiCitNet Project

EdiCitNet project partner REACT (Association of Research in Action) presents the EdiCitNet project at the “Green Night” European Researchers’ Night called “Green Night” held at The City of Sciences science museum in Tunis.

Essbare Stadt (The Edible City)

In this video developed by the Humboldt University, EdiCitNet’s Principal Investigator, Dr Ina Säumel, talks about her research on urban and landscape ecology, land use change, sustainable resource use and pollution, with a particular focus on developing concepts for multifunctional, biodiversity-friendly and healthy landscapes – including, as part of the EdiCitNet (Edible Cities Network) Project, how citizens can be involved in the design of green urban spaces.

EdiCitNet – Learning together, growing together


This is our first explanatory video with our animated EdiCitNet – symbols.