Food Planning and Innovation for Sustainable Metropolitan Regions

2012 – 2015 – FP7 Seventh framework programme of the European Community

The EU project ‘Food Planning and Innovation for Sustainable Metropolitan Regions’ (FOODMETRES) aimed to assess both the environmental and the socio-economic impacts of food chains with regard to the spatial, logistical and resource dimension of growing food as well as to the questions of food safety and quality as key assets for food planning and governance. The main focus is on the identification concepts as well as practical examples for food chain innovation across different scales and forms of agriculture and food production with special emphasis on system innovation such as eco-industrial regimes as well as social-networking concepts geared towards feeding urban populations.

SusMetro expertise in FOODMETERS :

  • Dirk Wascher was the scientific coordinator of the project.
  • Apply the Metropolitan Foodscape Planner tool (MFP) to undertake Metropolitan Economic Balance Assessments for a multidimensional characterization of the metropolitan agro-food systems and the assessment of their potentialities to be food self-reliant.
  • Organization and execution of stakeholder workshops as part of six metropolitan areas: Rotterdam, Berlin, London, Milan, Ljubljana and Nairobi.

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The following synthesis report outlines the main achievement of FOODMETRES.