Project: Urbanising in Place. Building the food water energy nexus from below

Acronym Urbanising in Place (Reference Number: 11326801)
Duration 01/03/2018 - 28/02/2021
Project Topic Farmers and food growers can play a role in managing the urban food-water-energy nexus. Process of urbanization today disable the metabolic agency of urban food growers. This projects seeks to define components of an “agroecological urbanism”: a model of urbanisation which places food, metabolic cycles and an ethics of land stewardship, equality and solidarity at its core. Working with communities of practice in Rosario, Riga, Brussels and London, the project will identify ways of structuring urbanization that value proximity, account for the reproduction of nutrients and soils, mobilize technologies and decommodified value chains in order to keep the control over resources localised.
Network EN-SUGI

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Ghent University - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning Coordinator Belgium
2 Coventry University (UK) - Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) Partner United Kingdom
3 Art Academy of Latvia - Institute of Art History Partner Latvia
4 Sampling Partner Latvia
5 URBEM - Instituto de Urbanismo e Estudos para a Metrópole Partner Brazil
6 Architecture Workroom Brussels Partner Belgium
7 Universidad Nacional de Rosario and CONICET - Instituto de Física Rosario Partner Argentina
8 Wageningen University - Rural Sociology Group Partner Netherlands
9 Quantum Waste Ltd Partner United Kingdom
10 University of Sheffield - ICOSS Partner United Kingdom
11 Shared Assets Partner United Kingdom