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Edible Cities Network: Integrating Edible City Solutions for social resilient and sustainably productive cities

Edible Cities Network (EdiCitNet) wants to make cities around the world better places to live through the real-life implementation and institutional integration of Edible City Solutions (ECS).

The project implements Edible City Solutions (ECS). The systemic use of urban landscape for food production, such as bee-keeping, community gardens or technical solutions like green facades/roofs or indoor farming, is a major step towards more sustainable, livable and healthier cities. Social gardening activities empower local communities to overcome social problems by their inclusive and participatory dynamic, thereby fostering social cohesion.

Planting different Food varieties will enhance ecological resilience, while developing technical tools and selling products can create green Jobs and foster local economy. Furthermore, EdiCitNet initiates timely and active participation of society. Hence the co-developed results and findings support the establishment of a global Edible Cities Network.

OsloMet's Work Research Institute AFI are experts on co-creation methods, evaluation and monitoring, and will have a key role in ensuring that the monitoring framework and the evaluation methodology are set up according to scientific principles that allows a real assessment of the ECS  and the Urban Living Labs‘ impact.

EdiCitNet is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 776665.

  • Participants at OsloMet

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    • Project partners


      Humboldt-Universitaet Zu Berlin, Germany


      • Gemeente Rotterdam, Netherlands
      • Stadt Andernach, Germany
      • Internationale Bauausstellung Heidelberg GmbH, Germany
      • Senatsverwaltung Fuer Stadtentwicklung Und Wohnen, Germany
      • Ajuntament De Sant Feliu De Llobregat, Spain
      • Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation (Letchworth Gchf), United Kingdom
      • Obcina Sempeter-Vrtojba (Sempeter), Slovenia
      • Commune De Carthage (Carthage), Tunisia
      • Ville De Lome (Lomé), Togo
      • Ministerio De Educacion Y Cultura (Montevideo Mec), Uruguay
      • Deutscher Dachgartner Verband e.V. (Ddv), Germany
      • Brighton & Hove Food Partnership Ltd (Bhfp), United Kingdom
      • Fundacio Solidaritat Ub (Fsub), Spain
      • Transition Oststeiermark - Gemeinschaften Nachhaltig Gestalten (To), Austria
      • Unite Technique Du Semide Geie (Ut Semide), France
      • Association Tunisienne De Developpement Durable: La Recherche En Action (React), Tunisia
      • Hidrolab, Projektiranje In Inzeniring Doo (Hidrolab), Slovenia
      • Terra Concordia Gemeinnützige UG (Haftungsbeschränkt) (Mundraub), Berlin, Germany
      • Gallis Helene (Nabolagshager), Oslo
      • Nolde Erwin (Nolde & Partner), Berlin, Germany
      • University Of Brighton (UoB), Brighton, United Kingdom
      • Univerza V Ljubljani (UL), Ljubljana Slovenia
      • Universität Für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), Wien, Austria
      • Universitat De Girona (UDG), Spain
      • Wageningen University (WU), Netherlands
      • OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet (OsloMet), Norway
      • Fundacio Institut Catala De Recerca De L'aigua (ICRA), Girona, Spain
      • Nibio - Norsk Institutt For Bioøkonomi (NIBIO), Norway
      • Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology Spain Sl (RMIT Europe), Barcelona, Spain
      • Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China
    • Publications

      Plassnig, Pettit, Reichborn-Kjennerud, Säumel. 2022. Successful scaling of Edible City Solutions to promote food citizenship and sustainability in food system transitions ( Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, Volume 4 - 2022.