URBAN FOOD STRATEGY MIX
Sustainable Food Workshop for European Cities

Sustainable Food in Urban Communities…

URBAN FOOD ...
Food topic is hot in the sustainability agenda…
…strong environmental impact…

resources…

…use a lot of

…dependent on ch...
Food topic is hot into cities agenda…

Feeding the 5000, Bristol…
Rural-Urban Continuum… (FAO)

…Food Sensitive Urban Design (Veil)
Amersfoort (146 000)
Athens (655 780 / 3 074 160)
Bristol (441 300 / 1 070 000)
Brussels (1 100 000 / 2 500 000)
Gothenbur...
Which assets does these
'hungry cities' have?
Still a strong
food capital…

…effort to avoid
erosion, to leapfrog

Az. Agricola Coop C.a.i.f.e, Massina…

Food culture
a...
A population
rooted/engaged with
food…

…often blind to slow
disengagement
Market fare, Ourense…

An active foodies
commun...
Economical and cultural food poverty…

Hartcliffe Health & Environment Action Group, Bristol…
Food access and food justice…

Social and Solidarity grocery shop, Lyon…
Sustainability… food pleasure driven

University of Gastronomy, Massina…

Food Hall, Oslo…
Many initiatives but not a movement…

MAJOBO, Oslo…
Change making &
up-scaling…
Plato’s Academy, Athens…
Up-scaling by 'positive contamination'?

Community gardens, lyon

Fair trade city, Gothenburg…
Right mix between bottom-up engagement
and top-down framework?

Environment-Jobs Alliance on sustainable Food, Brussels
Economy of scale & economy of scope…

Landwinkel, Amersfoort…
Emerging problems from sustainable solutions…

Polluted soil replacement, Lyon…

Community garden charter, Lyon…
Shifting towards sustainable ways of living…

Private gardens and household production, Vaslui…
Urban production versus behaviour change…

Pré Senty, Lyon…
Local food: knowing is caring…
Local food: what is not 'not local'…

Plus supermarket, Amersfoort…
Making food an issue among the population…

Slow Food taste and food education, Messina…
Building
governance…
Bruxelles Champètre, Brussels…
Keeping momentum…

Capital of taste 2012, Amersfoort…
Linking promising initiatives…
A transversal topic…
…towards a new local governance?

URBACT Local Support Goups…
Urban Food
Strategy Mix…
A 'non-conference'
URBAN FOOD STRATEGY MIX
Sustainable Food Workshop for European Cities

THANK YOU…

François Jégou (URBACT Lead expert)
Str...
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  1. 1. URBAN FOOD STRATEGY MIX Sustainable Food Workshop for European Cities Sustainable Food in Urban Communities… URBAN FOOD STRATEGY MIX François Jégou (URBACT Lead expert) Strategic Design Scenarios f.jegou@gmail.com www.StrategicDesginScenarios.net An URBACT II Thematic Network - Sustainable Food in Urban Communities
  2. 2. Food topic is hot in the sustainability agenda… …strong environmental impact… resources… …use a lot of …dependent on chemical fertilizers and fuel for mechanization… …subsidies creating imbalance at world and local scale… in time” air and road low-prices transports… …“just …higher income levels and exotic gastronomy... …pre-packed, prepared convenient food and less preparation… …critical environmental issues… … increase of meat and dairy products… …'junk food' and booming of food-related health disorders… …food security… …high food waste from abundance and …nutritional imbalance and retail access inequity... …changing consumption patterns… …higher and more volatile prices and food riots… …food security that become a national priority… …effect of climate consumption marketing… change on agro system… …growing conflict on natural resources including land, water, forests, etc…
  3. 3. Food topic is hot into cities agenda… Feeding the 5000, Bristol…
  4. 4. Rural-Urban Continuum… (FAO) …Food Sensitive Urban Design (Veil)
  5. 5. Amersfoort (146 000) Athens (655 780 / 3 074 160) Bristol (441 300 / 1 070 000) Brussels (1 100 000 / 2 500 000) Gothenburg (516 000 / 940 000) Lyon (1 300 000 / 2 500 000) Messina (252.026) Ourense (108.002) Oslo (613 285 / 1 000 000) Vaslui (69 000)
  6. 6. Which assets does these 'hungry cities' have?
  7. 7. Still a strong food capital… …effort to avoid erosion, to leapfrog Az. Agricola Coop C.a.i.f.e, Massina… Food culture already lost… …effort to recover Matvett webpage on food wastes, Oslo…
  8. 8. A population rooted/engaged with food… …often blind to slow disengagement Market fare, Ourense… An active foodies community… …on top of a population who don't care Hoofdstad van de Smaak, Amersfoort…
  9. 9. Economical and cultural food poverty… Hartcliffe Health & Environment Action Group, Bristol…
  10. 10. Food access and food justice… Social and Solidarity grocery shop, Lyon…
  11. 11. Sustainability… food pleasure driven University of Gastronomy, Massina… Food Hall, Oslo…
  12. 12. Many initiatives but not a movement… MAJOBO, Oslo…
  13. 13. Change making & up-scaling… Plato’s Academy, Athens…
  14. 14. Up-scaling by 'positive contamination'? Community gardens, lyon Fair trade city, Gothenburg…
  15. 15. Right mix between bottom-up engagement and top-down framework? Environment-Jobs Alliance on sustainable Food, Brussels
  16. 16. Economy of scale & economy of scope… Landwinkel, Amersfoort…
  17. 17. Emerging problems from sustainable solutions… Polluted soil replacement, Lyon… Community garden charter, Lyon…
  18. 18. Shifting towards sustainable ways of living… Private gardens and household production, Vaslui…
  19. 19. Urban production versus behaviour change… Pré Senty, Lyon…
  20. 20. Local food: knowing is caring… Local food: what is not 'not local'… Plus supermarket, Amersfoort…
  21. 21. Making food an issue among the population… Slow Food taste and food education, Messina…
  22. 22. Building governance… Bruxelles Champètre, Brussels…
  23. 23. Keeping momentum… Capital of taste 2012, Amersfoort…
  24. 24. Linking promising initiatives…
  25. 25. A transversal topic…
  26. 26. …towards a new local governance? URBACT Local Support Goups…
  27. 27. Urban Food Strategy Mix…
  28. 28. A 'non-conference'
  29. 29. URBAN FOOD STRATEGY MIX Sustainable Food Workshop for European Cities THANK YOU… François Jégou (URBACT Lead expert) Strategic Design Scenarios f.jegou@gmail.com www.StrategicDesginScenarios.net An URBACT II Thematic Network - Sustainable Food in Urban Communities

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