FARMING THE CITY - FOOD AS A TOOL FOR TODAYS' URBANISATION is published by TrancityˣValiz and shows how food can play a pivotal role in the organization and development of our urban societies and how it can be used as a tool to approach the many challenges inherent in contemporary urban life from a human, locally-oriented perspective.
Urban agriculture projects can be of great value to the city. They can strengthen a local community, fight abandonment and neglect, and provide food. When taking part in urban agriculture, however, several procedural requirements should be met. Depending on where the project will be located, and which form of agriculture is carried out, different regulations can apply. Here, the most important aspects will be set out. Note that these are general guidelines. In all cases it is recommended that project promoters take note of the local city district’s required procedural steps for each specific case.
Sustainable energy. Local food. Solar power. Electric trikes. And more! Don’t miss FOODLOGICA’s official kick off – September 14th at the Solar Boat Parade’s Square of the Future at Westergasfabriek, and on-scene involvement in Pakhuis de Zwijger’s program-packed Week of Energy! More here.
June 2014 FOODLOGICA's local food delivery by electric bicycle becomes a reality in Amsterdam. Learn more here.
The Old Amsterdam Food Tour is all new in 2014, featuring 10 local entrepreneurs, tastes, treats and a look into the food landscape of Amsterdam's historic center that links past with present. Read here for more and to reserve your space in upcoming tours this May, June and July!
If you had a chance to influence the 2014 Amsterdam Food Future, what priorities would you bring to the table? Come to Pakhuis de Zwijger on Dec. 11th to discover what is at stake.
A casual meet up for people committed to a sustainable food system postponed to November 11th @OPENCOOP Tolhuistuin from 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM.
a city tour that explains Amsterdam’s historic relationship with food and food trade
CITOPIA is a film-related initiative that we have been developing since 2010: essentially an event in which an identified group is invited to enjoy screenings in a location that can be considered representative of the film’s content. The magic of this initiative is that it allows the viewers to develop a personal awareness about the film’s theme. Following the screening, CITIES moderates a debate between invited guests and the public.
Here the results of a detailed investigation into the state of urban agriculture in Amsterdam in 2012. It defines patterns, mechanisms and needs related to the development of urban farming, with a specific focus on opportunities and challenges in Amsterdam.
Nourish the body and mind – tantalizing your taste buds and learning about Amsterdam’s food history in an exploration of the beautiful city center today. Late April, we kick-off the 2014 Old Amsterdam Food Tour! Tours start the 23rd and 30th in both Dutch and English. Find out more!
CITIES organized a tour to inspire Oslo Food Think Tank on the preparation of a report for the national Norwegian Government
In the last three years, FARMING THE CITY developed into a collective of local food strategists to support local food system innovation. In this page we show how we got there and which activities are the most inspiring. Take a closer look at FARMING THE CITY to discover how much you can do when using food as a tool.
Today in Amsterdam, a growing number of innovative entrepreneurs are interested in the economic perspective of producing food in the city. However, examples of successful ‘green ecopreneurs’ can seem difficult to find....WHY? And how can we make it better?
In April 2012, we worked on a research on local food transport in Amsterdam: the logic of food to think about new urban standards - CITIES' proposal to UPSCALE urban food streams
One of the key tasks of Farming the City was to explore Amsterdam’s existing urban infrastructure, and to evaluate its potential for city farming. We also considered, again with reference to the Amsterdam cityscape, how to maximise the many benefits urban agriculture can bring to the city.