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 partner South East Technological University (SETU) – Walton Institute, was present at the Irish National and World Ploughing Championships.This is Europe’s largest agricultural and outdoor event welcomed over 277,000 people across the three days.
More than 12 cities and other supporting partner organizations across 4 #food2030familyprojects met on Turin for a productive knowledge sharing workshop in the “Feed the cities” dedicated area in TerraMadre.
The Lahti Living Lab’s experiment at Cities2030 is “Bokashi – Food waste bio composting”. Its objective is to explore bio-composting food waste from the table to the fields to enhance inhabitants’ positive carbon handprint, self-sufficiency, and resilience.
The amount of food waste in Finland is staggering with a total of 360 million kilos of food being thrown away every year. Households’ proportion of the wasted food is 107 – 137 million kg (33%). In the urban setting, food waste is approximately 50 kg annually per person.
Representatives of the 5 “EU FOOD2030 Project Family (Cities2030, FoodSHIFT 2030, FoodE, Food Trails
and Fusilli) are going to meet in the framework of TerraMadre, the largest international event dedicated to good, clean, fair food and to food politics, a unique opportunity to reach people committed to generate impact on food systems.
“Fjorden på Bordet” – Bringing the Inlet to the Table at the Innovation Festival and Cultural Night in Vejle
From 25 August to 2 September 2022, the Pitch Event Fjorden på Bordet was held as part of the Festival of Innovation held at Dandy
Vejle Municipality – Culinary Institute By Vejle Erhverv, has taken a proactive step towards fostering a sustainable food culture right from the grassroots. In a
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.