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FOODLOGICA AWARDED DUURZAME DINSDAG SUSTAINABILITY PRIZE

We are honored to announce that FOODLOGICA was awarded the sustainability prize in the field of food at the 17th Duurzame Dinsdag event.

Participation, try knowledge sharing and working together are key to advancing sustainability from a local to global scale. Zooming in on the national level, store Duurzame Dinsdag (Sustainable Tuesday) selects innovative Dutch sustainability initiatives and presents them to the government. This year Duurzame Dinsdag also awards initiatives and individuals particularly seeking to promote a more sustainable society. The ‘Sustainability Award’ is the only national recognition in the sustainability field.

Greater goals surround a vision of harnessing the force of emerging and established initiatives big and small in order to jointly realize a stronger, more durable nation through burgeoning social innovation.

FOODLOGICAwas nominated for a prize in the 17th Duurzame Dinsdag, held September 1st 2015. Wilma Mansveld from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment introduced the day’s ‘briefcase’, featuring over 250 initiatives. The jury would pick prizes for the most innovative proposals that promote, or are promoting, Dutch national sustainability.

Chairman of the jury Maurits Groen, of Waka Waka, presented the day’s winners at the Old Hall of the House of Representatives in The Hague. We are honored to announce that FOODLOGICA won the sustainability prize in the field of food, with a cash prize awarded by Lidl. Prizes are intended to support the implementation and operations of initiatives, as well as to bring more visibility.

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HelloFresh to test FOODLOGICA’s new REFRIGERATED E-TRIKE. We say COOL, you say FRESH!

We told our friends from HelloFresh about our unique new e-trike, and they jumped onboard, ready to put our trike’s performance to the test in Amsterdam.

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FOODLOGICA JOINS INNOLEAPS’ FOOD HACK WEEKEND

InnoLeaps and the Youth Food Movement designed the Food Hack Weekend Pitch Event under their Food Ecosystem Accelerator program to help early-stage start-ups and advanced SMEs grow through training, knowledge share and a chance to win greater support.

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FOODLOGICA #32 MOST INNOVATIVE DUTCH COMPANY OF 2015 (WITH VIDEO)

FOODLOGICA is honored to be selected as #32 among the Dutch Chamber of Commerce’s MKB Innovatie Top 100. Find more here and watch short film on FOODLOGICA.

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Tastes and Traditions of the Old Milan Food Tour

Catch an inside glimpse into the up-and-coming Old Milan Food Tour. With the ‘test phase’ coming to an end, the Italian Old Food Tour edition is ready to launch and fast growing. More here!

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OLD MILANO FOOD TOUR: DISCOVERING FOOD HISTORY

Discover new tastes, traditions and hidden secrets of past and present in Milano with the Old Milano Food Tour!

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FOODLOGICA to Present at Expo Gate, Expo Milano 2015

FOODLOGICA is honored to give a talk at Expo Milano 2015’s introductory Expo Gate in Milan January 2nd, titled “Farming the City: Agriculture Enters the City” on the relationship between agriculture and cities.

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FOODLOGICA in the Media

Sustainable food is not sustainably transported. FOODLOGICA delivers a new way forward. Find out more by reviewing FOODLOGICA in the media here. Also, WE ARE SEEKING LOCAL CLIENTS IN AMSTERDAM.

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Final FoodMash! August 17

FoodMash is a series of meetups for people committed to a sustainable local food system in Amsterdam. We are excited to announce the fourth and final event, taking place Sunday, August 17th, from 14:30 – 18:00 at OpenCOOP.

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Old Food Tour Goes to School

With support from Stadsdeel Centrum, the new Old Amsterdam Food Tour sprung to life with multiple initiatives. Check out our special workshop and mini-tour with school children and view photos here.

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Old Amsterdam Food Market – Recaptured

Organized to kick-off a new season of the Old Amsterdam Food Tour, the first-ever Old Amsterdam Food Market was a tasty, fun success. Find photos and more recapturing the day below.

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REPORT: PROTOTYPING A FOOD COUNCIL

Using Food as a tool to experiment in democratic innovation – a Food Council prototyped Dec 11th. Read the report here.

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HOLIDAY EDITION: EDIBLE WORKSHOPS

Treat yourself to the gift of DIY urban agriculture knowledge and know-how this holiday season with one, or both, of our featured workshops on growing edibles in urban spaces.

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PROTOTYPING A FOOD COUNCIL ON DECEMBER 11TH

Join us at Pakhuis de Zwijger to explore how a new model of public engagement can make values and priorities of civil society and the bottom-up food revolution better represented in Amsterdam’s developing new Food Agenda.

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TASTE THIS! THE FUTURE OF FARMING

a casual meet up on info-exchange on where and what we’ll be farming in the future

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WORKSHOP / FOOD: FRESH

On Friday the 20th of September, we have been working with METABOLIC and Alastair Fuad-Luke on a workshop to map the food habits of our guests. Results were useful to start discussing about fresh and local food consumption.

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FARMING THE CITY – THE BOOK IS OUT!

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.

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FOODLOGICA is now even COOLER!

Both figuratively and literally, FOODLOGICA just got COOLER. With groundbreaking refrigerated solar e-trikes, we’re able to take on new clients, new orders and make an overall bigger impact on sustainable urban transport.

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IS YOUR COMPANY SUSTAINABLE? FOODLOGICA OFFERS SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS CONSULTING

FOODLOGICA is a logistics company designed to be 100% off-grid, using solar powered e-trikes to deliver food with select local food businesses. From growing FOODLOGICA, its leaders are ready to help any business become (more) sustainable, and improve the city while at it. Interested?

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LOCAL SHOP OWNERS: A LACKING LINK IN SUSTAINABLE LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS?

Through its exploration of food-influenced urban development, the Old City Food Tour encourages local shop owners to play a more influential role in building local food systems.

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Farming the City to join Design Academy Eindhoven’s “Eat Shit” event in Milan

DAE’s new Food Non Food department hosts its first event – “Eat Shit” – at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

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International Golden Age Boat Tour and Lunch

Welcoming a crowd of international journalists, the Old Amsterdam Food Tour hosted a special Golden Age canal tour followed by an inspired Golden Age Lunch.

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FOODLOGICA: Expanding in Amsterdam and Growing Globally

In 2015, FOODLOGICA tackles well rounded expansion: expanding our client base in Amsterdam and developing a global FOODLOGICA franchise, pushing sustainable local food systems and clean energy in cities around the world.

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FOODLOGICA OFFICIAL LAUNCH AT SOLAR BOAT PARADE AND WEEK OF ENERGY EVENTS!

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.

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FOODLOGICA Begins Local Food Deliveries with Electric Bike

June 2014 FOODLOGICA’s local food delivery by electric bicycle becomes a reality in Amsterdam. Learn more here.

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Old Food Tour Dates! June and July!

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!

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Openings for Foodlogica Project!

We are seeking a route planner, as we prototype Foodlogica bike delivery to local quality food businesses starting this June!

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INVITATION! Prototyping A Food Council December 11th

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.

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SAVE THE DATE – NEXT FOOD MASH!

On January 20th, join Farming the City, in collaboration with Metabolic and BiteMe, for the second Food Mash – a series of knowledge transfer, networking and action planning events aimed at creating a more resilient food system in Amsterdam.

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Food Mash! Local Food Knowledge Transfer and Networking Opportunities

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.

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Old Food Tour August and September 2013

a city tour that explains Amsterdam’s historic relationship with food and food trade

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EDIBLE STAVANGER EAST

Check the progress of our advisory work to employ food as a tool for waterfront redevelopment in Norway

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URBAN AGRICULTURE SUMMIT / SWEDEN

As Media Partner, FARMING THE CITY worked with the conference host on a report and covered the event with video interviews

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FOODLOGICA WINS PWC’S SOCIAL IMPACT LAB 2016 (WITH VIDEO)

After two rounds of intensive review, jury deliberation and final pitches, we are excited to announce that FOODLOGICA is a PwC Social Impact Lab 2016 winner!

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Old City Food Tour in Full Swing this Winter

Tantalize your taste buds while learning about Amsterdam’s food focused urban development past and present in an exploration through the beautiful city center.

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FOODLOGICA: A New NewCo!

“GET OUT TO GET IN”! With a growing international presence, NewCo supports New Economy in a new way. FOODLOGICA is now on board. Find out more here.

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THIS APRIL ONLY: EXPERIENCE THE OLD AMSTERDAM MILK TOUR

April 1-30, a dairy-driven temporary taste and design lab by the MelkSalon will open its doors, collaborating with CITIES for a special Old Amsterdam Milk Tour.

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Exploring Foodscapes in Amsterdam-East

January 20th, CITIES welcomed 36 students from Wageningen University on a neighborhood tour, exploring urban agriculture projects and urban foodscapes.

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Urban Agriculture Exchange With Visitors From Malmo, Sweden

Farming the City welcomed an urban agriculture group from Malmo, Sweden November 28th, leading them on a guided tour in Amsterdam to exchange urban agricultural knowledge.

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Old Food Tour at Pop Up Week Amsterdam

On the final day of Pop Up Week Amsterdam 2014 – Sunday, September 28th – you can join a special pop-up Old Amsterdam Food Tour, including all the tour’s novelties of taste, place and people in Amsterdam’s historic center.

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OLD MILANO FOOD TOUR

In light of Milan’s EXPO 2015 focusing on ‘feeding the planet: energy for life’, Farming the City has organized the OLD MILANO FOOD TOUR. First tours are during Milan Food Week 2014! More here.

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Old Food Tour 2014 Kick-off: April 23rd and 30th!

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!

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OLD AMSTERDAM FOOD MARKET APRIL 12TH

Re-discover your relationship with local food traditions. Taste, prepare, learn and share! Several workshop experiences will bring you back in time when food was the very core of public city life.

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HOLIDAY EDITION: OLD FOOD TOUR AMSTERDAM

This holiday season, we are happy to bring you exclusive opportunities for the Old Amsterdam Food Tour.

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Old Milano Food Tour

Farming the City and Food in the Streets are teaming up to develop the Old Milano Food Tour, realized through research into the relation between urban development and food systems in Milan.

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REPORT OF THE CONGRESS IN SUWON, SOUTH KOREA

REPORT ON FOODLOGICA AT THE ICLEI URBAN MOBILITY CONGRESS

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Urban Agriculture Exploration and Tour: Oslo Food Think Tank in Amsterdam

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CITIES organized a tour to inspire Oslo Food Think Tank on the preparation of a report for the national Norwegian Government

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AN EPILOGUE OF FARMING THE CITY – 2011/2013

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.

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MUSHROOM TREES

Social, environmental and scientific experiment on how to grow mushrooms on coffee grounds and paper, how to use mushrooms to up-cycle urban waste and catalyze the local community. The trees are designed and produced by de Stuurlui Stedenbouw and Groundcondition

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Farming the City is a project devised and developed by CITIES Foundation,
an independent research organisation focusing on urban development issues.

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