Urbal: Urban-driven innovations for sustainable food systems
Last week, Katrin Bohn participated in a workshop of the international research project Urbal: Urban-driven innovations for sustainable food systems. Urbal uses participatory research in eight cities to develop and test a holistic methodology to map the impact pathways that go from urban innovations to all dimension of sustainability of food systems.
More than 35 researchers from various discipline (geography, sociology, economy, nutritionism, agronomy, environmental science, management and marketing science, logistics, planning) coming from 9 different countries are directly involved in the Urbal project. The Department Landscape Architecture . Open Space Planning at the Technical University Berlin is leading one of the project’s Urban Food Innovation Labs Supply chain innovation for which the Berlin start-up aquaponics farm ECF serves as case study.
Invited as expert advisor, Katrin supported the project’s researchers in assessing ECF‘s innovation within the Berlin food system on the one hand and a research method to determine innovation potential in urban food projects on the other.
Katrin has collaborated with Prof. Giseke and the Department Landscape Architecture . Open Space Planning at TU Berlin before, most intensely during her guest professorship at the same Institute between 2010 and 2014.
For more information on the Urbal project see here.
For information on the Department Landscape Architecture . Open Space Planning see here.
Image: Extract from the Urbal project’s website (source: Urbal www 2019)