Here you’ll find a range of videos produced within the Edible Cities Network project – from webinars to conference discussion and highlights from our Living Labs. Click on the link to view a video in full and don’t forget to sign up for our YouTube channel.
Insights from the Cities
Edible City Exchange Promo – Rotterdam (September 21-23 2022)
Rotterdam is a city that is always on the brink of innovation and evolution. The main goals of the EdiCitNet Living Lab in Rotterdam are to set up a city-wide green initiatives network, supporting green and edible initiatives and providing access to knowledge about local business opportunities and financing models. The Groen010 team have developed a varied and interesting programme for the 3-day city exchange event – with visits to urban gardens, a meeting with the Rotterdam city administration, a speed dating event between administrators and City Team members and bike rides through the city.
Oslo Edible City Exchange 2022
On September 13-15 2022, members of the Edible Cities Network met in the green city of Oslo for an intercultural, trans-disciplinary learning + city exchange event. As a partner in the Edible Cities Network project, the city of Oslo has been developing a “Living Lab” in the heart of the city, a community garden that brings together a Community Supported Agriculture project, a space for entrepreneurs to grow and experiment with urban agriculture businesses and a place for kindergartens + schools to learn from hands-on work with nature.
Berlin Edible City Exchange 2022
On August 25-28 2022, members of the Edible Cities Network met in the green city of Berlin for an intercultural, transdisciplinary learning + exchange event. As a partner in the Edible Cities Network project, the city of Berlin has been developing two “Living Labs” in the city. At the event were project partners from Oslo, Andernach, Vienna, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sempter pri Gorici, Rotterdam and of course Berlin, including representatives of city administrations, urban farmers, green city activists and academic researchers.
Agroecological Schools in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain
As part of the Edible Cities Network project, the city of Sant Feliu de Llobregat is working with the local council, and many other local stakeholders, in its efforts to make the local food systems more sustainable, by integrating Edible City Solutions and productive urban landscapes into the spatial and organisational fabric and the everyday life of the city.
In Sant Feliu de Llobregat the focus is on schools and canteens, where steps are being taken to support and promote local production, agroecology, food sovereignty and seasonal food.
Edible Cities Network Conference 2022
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.
“Voices From the Ground”: Human-Nature Connection in Cities + Insights from the EdiCitNet Living Labs
“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.
“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.
Edible Cities Network Global Lunch Talks
“Food Connects Us” – EdiCitNet Global Lunch Talk
The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is a non-profit organisation helping people learn to cook, eat a healthy diet, grow their own food and waste less food.
The organisation believes that good food is a right for all, brings power and energy to everyone and is a joy to be shared. In this EdiCitNet Lunch Talk they explore why food is such a meaningful area for cross-city and cross-sectoral partnership, and share how they’ve used food as a galvanising force to build up a close working relationship with their local authority.
(Up)scaling Nature-Based Solutions: EdiCitNet, URBiNAT, proGIreg + CLEVER Cities
In cities, nature-based solutions are actions and policies that use the power of nature to help tackle environmental and social challenges, helping us to mitigate and adapt to climate change and providing benefits to people and nature.But how can urban nature-based solutions be (up)scaled in order to accelerate their uptake and use by actors across society and in countries and cities across the globe? In this EdiCitNet Lunch Talk we hear from four EU-funded H2020 projects all exploring urban nature-based solutions – EdiCitNet, URBiNAT, proGIreg and CLEVER Cities – as they discuss and reflect on their own experiences and strategies for (up)scaling within their projects.
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.
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.
Webinars and Talks
EdiCitNet, URBiNAT & CLEARING HOUSE
EdiCitNet participated in the Horizon Results Booster with two sister Horizon 2020 projects, URBiNAT and CLEARING HOUSE. 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.
Building and Sustaining Inclusive Green Communities Across Cities in Europe
Learn how inclusive green communities can be established, nurtured and sustained in this online webinar, an official European Week of Regions and Cities side event. This webinar will explore how local government agencies can support green communities in making cities in Europe more socially inclusive and ecologically resilient. You will also learn how inclusive green communities can be established, nurtured and sustained.
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 Edible Cities Series Game: Tutorial Teaser!
The Edible Cities Network Serious Game is a virtual 3D environment set up using the Tygron software for Urban Planning (www.tygron.com) which allows players to integrate different forms of urban farming into city landscapes by constructing them on empty plots. The game also allows players to assess the impacts in line with a range of different indicators – including temperature, water usage, community involvement and job creation. Want to try it for yourself? Check the teaser of the game tutorial and find the link of the game here:
Sempeter pri Gorici: https://ediblespg.icradev.cat/
Sant Feliu de Llobregat: https://ediblesfl.icradev.cat/
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.