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.
Food for Iași Living Lab also has an essential research component. The results of research undertaken in Iași county and published as the first scientific paper written in the Cities2030 project by Food for Iasi Living Lab were presented within the Symposium of Agricultural Economics and Rural Anthropology.
Lahti Living Lab tests and assesses pioneering IoT-equipped food waste composter in a multi-actor environment.
The Wifi-connection and sensor package enables localization and remote monitoring of bio composter.
The question is how (1) municipality waste management authorities and operators and (2) real estate maintenance actors could exploit the solution.
Systems Thinking Synergies. Systemic approaches for identifying and analyzing issues of urban food systems in the Cities2030 project
Systems Thinking methodology, employed for interacting with stakeholders and developed within the Cities2030 project, was presented at the Symposium of Agricultural Economics and Rural Anthropology, organized in Iași city (Romania), on the 18th of November, 2022.
In November 2022, Iași City Hall organises information and education activities for children about healthy food, namely the benefits of honey on the human body. This enterprise aims to raise children’s awareness about making the right choices when it comes to healthy food. This activity is run within the innovative hub Food for Iasi Living Iași, as activity in the CITIES2030 project.
On November 29, the Flemish Government is organizing the Flemish Food Summit. During this event, Flemish Minister of Agriculture and Food Jo Brouns will present the new Flemish food strategy. On this occasion, Agrotopia will open its doors on the 29th of November between 11 am and 2 pm.
The Cities2030 project – Lab Velika Gorica – collects the current state and needs of local producers and consumers in order to create an action plan for improving the local food system. Inputs from citizens and producers are an important link in the further organization of project activities.
The Agrotopia living lab intitiates a co-creation trajectory to use alternative water sources in greenhouse production
Tuesday 08/11 in the evening, the technical advisory board for the tomato research at Inagro gathered at the rooftop greenhouse Agrotopia.
A public seminar organised by the Cities2030 Vicenza Food Lab to discuss about urban food, the role of cities and sustainability. Vicenza has invited other
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.