FRIDAY THE 20TH OF SEPTEMBER – WORKSHOP ON RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS! APPLY NOW

Apply now to the workshop on more resilient food systems at Pakhuis de Zwijger. Together with CITIES, METABOLIC and Alastair Fuad-Luke

The third week of September is Urban Innovation in Amsterdam

SUSTAIN WEEK

The organization Pakhuis de Zwijger, together with the Unviersity of Amsterdam and the city of Amsterdam are co-hosting a full programme of activities related to different themes mostly including collective urbanism and democracy, redefining urban growth and the connected circular city conceptualization. Because of our work in developing more resilient food systems, together with METABOLIC, we have been involved as stakeholders of a workshop on the food chain during the Circular City program. The circular city programme addresses the question of how we can collectively design for a circular city, by using the creativity of local citizens and social innovators.

In order to become more sustainable, cities must transfer their linear scheme – make, use, waste – into a more circular system of creating a self-regulating sustainable relationship with the biosphere. Like nature, there is no waste and every organism takes and gives to the ecosystem. The aim is the creation of closed-loop processes of energy, food and natural resources. To achieve this goal we need to re-think and re-design the way we consume, produce, travel, finance and govern

Retrived from De Zwijger 

In the framework of the circular city programme, on Friday the 20th of September, at 14:00 three leading (international) thinkers in the field of community-based sustainable design ‘ give their views on questions such as: what does a circular or sustainable city look like? How do we get there? Which design steps take us from here to there ? The speakers are John Thackara (France), Michiel Schwarz (the Netherlands) and Alastair Fuad-Luke (Finland). Alastair is a very experienced workshop facilitator, and will help us reasoning upon Amsterdam resilient food systems. The results will be the basis for a more elaborate programme of debates about the local food chain which will follow later this year.

CITIES kindly invites everyone interested in more resilient food systems to join the workshop, please check more info here 

Created on 18 September 2013

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