MAKING CITIES EDIBLE: THE 1ST EDIBLE CITIES NETWORK CONFERENCE
16th + 17th February 2022
At a time when community and connection is more important than ever, the Edible Cities Network brought people from around the world together for two days of discussion, exchange and inspiration on urban food innovation, edible nature based solutions & sustainable cities.
Read on for more information about the event and to check out the full programme.
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About the Edible Cities Network Conference 2022
With a mixture of keynote addresses, roundtable discussions and chances to discuss and network, the 2-day event explored the latest findings on the power of urban food innovation to tackle social, ecological and economic challenges within cities – including insights from the EdiCitNet Project’s partner cities – as well as the social, technical, ethical, ecological, governance and financial challenges around scaling up sustainable edible nature based solutions (NBS) and anchoring them in current and future urban planning.
Beyond highlighting successes, potentials and next steps for further action, the event also aimed to generate guidelines on how to successfully integrate edible NBS in city planning, offering ideas to decision-makers in policy and business and addressing the societal and environmental problems facing our communities and our cities today.
Whether you are a newcomer to the topic of urban food innovation, or a seasoned professional, here are just a few reasons why Making Cities Edible is the event you don’t want to miss. You’ll get the chance to:
- Hear first-hand experiences from expert practitioners in the field of urban farming, community gardening and sustainable food collectives
- Explore recent developments, successes and challenges from the EdiCitNet project’s Living Labs
- Learn about what different cities are doing to integrate edible city policies & strategies into their urban planning
- Discover exciting and successful edible city initiatives from around the world – via the winners of the EdiCitNet Awards 2021
- Network with other urban food enthusiasts from around the world and build alliances for more resilient urban food futures
Ina Säumel leads the research group on Multifunctional Landscapes at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She conducts and supervises research on urban and landscape ecology and land use change with a special focus on developing concepts for multifunctional, biodiversity-friendly and healthy landscapes.
Mary is chairperson of Incredible Edible Todmorden and co-founder of an idea that has been rooted across the world. Incredible Edible seeks to make a kinder world; using food and growing as the lever. They have achieved more than anyone reckoned was possible, by having oodles of passion and a sense of fun. They have no offices, paid workers or worries; they use the gifts and energy of the community. Kindness is their currency.
Jörg Niewöhner holds a PhD in environmental sciences. In 2004, he joined the Institute of European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and now holds a chair in Social Anthropology of Human-Environment Relations. He conducts ethnographic research at the intersection of science and technology studies, social anthropology and environmental sciences.
Martina Artmann has been a researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden since 2015, leading since 2020 the Leibniz-Junior Research Group ”Urban human-nature resonance for sustainability transformation” (URBNANCE). In her recent studies, Dr. Artmann has been researching edible cities as an approach for linking urban residents with non-human nature and food.
Robert is the co-founder of Berlin’s best-known urban gardening project, the Prinzessinnengärten which was founded in an abandoned area of Kreuzberg in 2009. Now he is a member of the Prinzessinnengarten Kollektiv Berlin, recently moving to a new 7.5-hectare location in a city cemetery where the organisation is establishing a new form of community gardening with a café, educational centre and spaces for workshops.
Pia Cathrin Kristiansen
Anna Anglí is a geographer specializing in agroecological promotion and Social Solidarity Economics. She has participated in several agro-ecological cooperative projects, from production and consumption to research. She currently works at the Sant Feliu de Llobregat City Council as an agroecological technician.
Doris Damyanovic holds an Associate Professorship for “Sustainable Landscape Planning and Gender Planning” at the Institute of Landscape Planning (BOKU Vienna). Her teaching and research focus is climate and gender-responsive Landscape and Urban Planning.
Hilde Marie Herrebrøden
Hilde Marie Herrebrøden is engaged at the urban environment agency in Oslo municipality to work with EdiCitNet, map existing activities and potential for new areas and implement urban agriculture in urban planning legislation. Her background is practice as an architect and urban planner for 25 years, with 2 years’ education in organic agriculture.
Jan-Eelco Jansma has a BSc in Agronomics and an MSc in Crop Protection. Over the past 25 years, he operated as an action researcher under the wings of Wageningen University and Research (NL). His ambition is to develop a better balance between agriculture and societal needs. In that context, he has been exploring and researching the various angles of urban food systems, with a key focus on (peri-) urban agriculture.
Ana Moragues Faus
Ana Moragues Faus is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Barcelona. Her inherently interdisciplinary research revolves mainly around urban and regional development, sustainable food systems, food security, social justice, and governance with a strong dedication to having an international impact.
Lamia Bouziri is a Food Engineer with a PhD in Environmental Sciences and also a researcher at the Centre des Recherches et Technologies des Eaux at the Technopole (CERTE) of Bordj-Cédria. She is a member of REACT (Association la Recherche en Action) and involved in the promotion of urban agriculture and its inclusion in the strategic plans of cities in Tunisia through the European project EdiCitNet.
Marit Ingeborg Kvernmoen
Thea Nørvåg is a masters student in public health at The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Thea collaborated with Benedicte Susann Nilssen, Marit Ingeborg Kvernmoen, Pia Cathrin Kristiansen and Julie Bjørgen Myrås also from NMBU in assessing the motivation and wishes for the future of users of the Linderud neighborhood and community garden in Oslo.
Vic Borrill is the director of the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, having worked there since 2006. The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership was one of the first Food Partnerships established in the United Kingdom, and operates as a social enterprise. Its aim is to connect and inspire people around food by working in partnership with residents, businesses, community groups and the city authority, to work towards a healthy, sustainable and fair food system.
Dr Sebastian Eiter is a geographer and landscape ecologist. His research topics include driving forces and consequences of agricultural landscape change, cultural heritage, biodiversity, public participation and urban agriculture.
Sören Bott works in the Senate Department for Urban Development, Building and Housing of the Federal State of Berlin. Together with Tina Hilbert he deals with coordination aspects in the Urban Development Support programme “Social Cohesion – Building Coexistence in the Neighbourhood Together”, a major instrument as well as funding source for urban renewal and social cohesion.