During the seminar, which will take place on October 25, experts from all over the world will debate nature-based solutions for building sustainable and socially resilient food producing cities.
Representatives from H2020 Nature-Based Solutions projects, local food-related initiatives and experts from all over the world will be sharing their views and concerns about the transition towards the Edible Cities of the future in an open session of the EdiCitNet – Edible Cities Network research project, which will take place on October 25, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) (c/ Emili Grahit 101, Girona).
The “EdiCitNet & friends” session is part of the annual meeting of this European project, funded by the Horizon 2020 program, which brings together 35 partners (local administrations, universities, research centers, NGOs and SMEs) from 13 cities around the world; among them, the UB Solidarity Foundation.
The seminar, organized by the ICRA and the Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (LEQUIA) of the University of Girona, aims to gather technical, practical and local knowledge on Edible City Solutions; that is, nature-based solutions for the transition towards sustainable and socially resilient food producing cities.
Registration is free but mandatory, since the number of participants is limited. If you want to intervene in the session with a 5 minute presentation, you must inform the organization. The contact emails are: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org.
EdiCitNet – Edible Cities Network
The EdiCitNet project aims to demonstrate that the implementation of non ornamental green infrastructures in the city not only allows to increase the sustainable production of food, but also facilitates the regeneration of urban spaces, promotes a green economy, and encourages social cohesion by creating jobs and integrating the most vulnerable sectors of the population.
Within the framework of the project, the UB Solidarity Foundation provides technical advice to the City Council of Sant Feliu de Llobregat for the development of a strategic urban plan integrating social urban agriculture projects, and has established a collaboration with the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) for the creation of natural solutions to facilitate urban planning for a sustainable development. Indeed, the participation of the UB Solidarity Foundation in EdiCitNet is framed in its Program of natural solutions for a sustainable development.
This news is related to the following SDG of 2030 Agenda:
SDG 2. Zero hunger
Target 2.4: By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.