EU project explores “edible city solutions” for productive urban landscapes
Katrin Bohn took part in two meetings of the European Horizon 2020 innovation action project EdiCitNet which were held back to back in Girona, Spain, hosted by the University of Girona and the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA).
For the first three days, participants from 7 international cities – Berlin, Carthage, Montevideo, Letchworth, Lomé, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sempeter pri Gorici – discussed strategies for the development of food-focused master plans to be integrated into their respective city planning. The next four days were devoted to the first annual general meeting of EdiCitNet which started in September 2018 and will run until August 2023. This brought together an even larger group of city teams – also including Oslo, Rotterdam and Andernach -, research organisations and small- or medium-sized enterprises aiming to explore the project’s theme of “edible city solutions”.
With André and Katrin in the University-of-Brighton team, the project draws inspiration from Bohn & Viljoen’s design research into Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) with explicit reference to the CPUL concept.
For further information on the CPUL concept see here.
For information on EdiCitNet see the project’s own website.
Image: The Catalan City of Girona contains many functioning urban agricultural sites such as this food-productive garden at the Monastery San Daniel. (source: Katrin Bohn 2019)