Cities2030 fosters the co-creation of resilient, sustainable, and innovative urban food systems
within the framework of FOOD2030. Employing a multi-actor approach, the project designs progressive policies, formulates action plans, and orchestrates experiments involving researchers, companies, public authorities, civic societies, and citizens.
Consumer choices have the power to guide sustainable shifts in the market. Food system stakeholders engage in a transdisciplinary Alliance and an interactive learning journey that empowers city leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, and experts to collaboratively construct a citizen-centred model.
An Observatory is established to perceive the urban food system as an interconnected entity, weaving scattered initiatives into comprehensive policies and pioneering
strategies. Furthermore, technologically advanced, and exploitable tools are devised to bolster innovation in the food chain.
Operating through result-driven CRFS Policy and Living Labs, the project propels policy enhancements and innovations, steering leadership towards investments that facilitate a sustainable CRFS transition.
Cities2030 Vicenza Food Lab: an exhibition to discover the relationship between food, city and landscape
The exhibition “Food and Agricultural Landscape. Spatial explorations in the Vicenza area” organized in collaboration between the Municipality of Vicenza, International library “La Vigna” and IUAV University of Venice is open!
Digital Agriculture Takes Center Stage at Sustainable Food Systems Conference in Macedonia – Velika Gorica LAB was a part
In a bid to explore the transformative power of digital technologies in agriculture, Partners of the Velika Gorica LAB recently convened at the two-day “Digital Agriculture in Sustainable Food Systems” conference in Macedonia. Organized by AgFuturaTechnologies, the event brought together a diverse array of companies and facilitated rich technical sessions, presenting a comprehensive overview of the digitalization landscape in agriculture.
Flemish greenhouse horticulture is facing a crucial period of energy transformation, with a view to a climate-neutral society in 2050. For some, this represents a
The Living Lab 2 – Food Action developed by the Cities2030 Vicenza Food Lab has organised the sustainable ethnic food campaign “Let’s meet for dinner”, involving a group of women, of different nationalities, cooking their typical and sustainable dishes in local restaurants, for the citizens
Workshop dedicated to the Application of digital technologies for sustainable food systems and sustainable agriculture in Shtip, North Macedonia
On the 13th of June 2023, Green Growth Platform in collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture, University Goce Delchev Shtip, organized a workshop dedicated to
Green Growth Platform in collaboration with Macedonian Chambers of Commerce organized multi-stakeholders’ workshop on the 11th of April 2023. Macedonian partners within Cities2030 had an
Cities2030 presented on the III International Meeting: Agriscience and Practice in Shtip, North Macedonia
Cities 2030 partners from North Macedonia (AGFT and GGP) took part of the III International Meeting: Agriscience and Practice (ASP 2023) at the Faculty of
A broad, integrated, and transdisciplinary consortium comprising 41 partners and 3 linked parties, coordinated by the University of Ca’ Foscari of Venice, is currently developing the Cities2030 project, for the co-creation of resilient, sustainable, and innovative urban food systems within the framework of FOOD2030. Universities, research centres, cities, regions, development agencies, cultural and social associations, companies and experts, active in the FOOD SYSTEM are actively co-operating with the main goal to innovate FOOD POLICIES and sustainable PRACTICES, advacing new
patterns, techniques and digital. The Consortium is experimenting with new governance models, placing consumers in the core of their actions to improve the sustainability of pilot CRFS (City Regions Food Systems) and evolve the pilot Living Labs, assuming to reach 50 CRFS LABS willing to follow the project and its results.
The project Cities2030 envisions a future where city-regions worldwide embrace sustainable, healthy, and inclusive food systems. Aligned with FOOD 2030, the New Urban Agenda, and SDG 11, it pioneers policy solutions, using multi-actor participation and system thinking. CRFS LABS are hubs for evidence-based policy-making. Action plans, co-designed by government departments, align with FOOD 2030 goals. Digital tools enhance efficiency. An Alliance and expert groups drive policy innovation. Over 50 CRFS Labs form a global network, advocating for sustainable food systems. The project promotes behavioural change for healthy diets, responsible production, and consumption, fostering long-term transformation.
Cities2030 promotes citizen engagement, transforming passive consumers into motivated change agents through a trusted City-Region Food System (CRFS). This approach fosters connections within the rural-urban context, addressing the entire value chain from production to waste management. It advances dynamic relationships between livelihoods, economic development, food security, nutrition, social inclusion, equity, and resilience within a multi-scale framework encompassing economic, environmental, and social conditions. Cities 2030’s approach is built on these principles, aiming for holistic, sustainable urban food systems.