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EdiCitNet

Contact

Contact person

Stephanie Degenhardt, Bymiljøetaten (Agency for Urban Development)

Phone

967 33 826

E-mail

Visitor address

Karvesvingen 3, 0579 OSLO

What

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

EdiCitNet will leverage the substantial benefits that edible city solutions (ECS) can have on local levels and catalyse their replication in the EU and worldwide by launching a fully open and participatory network of cities and by empowering their inhabitants to explore existing ECS and to plan and implement successful ECS in their specific urban areas.

Why

The systemic use of urban landscapes for food production is a major step towards more sustainable, liveable and healthier cities. A multitude of initiatives around the world, however fragmented, are prospering, forming a global movement of Edible Cities. Their products, activities and services – the Edible City Solutions - empower local communities to overcome social problems by their inclusive and participatory dynamics and to create new green businesses and jobs, and thereby generating local economic growth and fostering social cohesion.

EdiCitNet’s target impact is to realize a paradigm shift towards re-use oriented, cross-sectoral management of natural resources in cities, to foster social cohesion, to enhance human health and wellbeing, to improve ecosystem services, to induce growth in local green economy, and thus creating new and sustainable businesses and jobs.

The City of Oslo

The city of Oslo is responsible for implementing and coordinating the EdiCitNet project within the city as well as sharing knowledge accumulated internationally. As one of five Front Runner Cities, Oslo will demonstrate its unique experience with ECS Living Labs and transfer knowledge to seven dedicated Follower Cities determined to replicate ECS for the benefit of their inhabitants. 

Partners

Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Gemeente Rotterdam, Stadt Andernach, Oslo Kommune, Internationale Bauausstellung Heidelberg GmbH, Senatsverwaltung fuer Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen, Ajuntament de Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, Obcina Sempeter-Vrtojba, Commune de Carthage, Ville de Lome, Ministerio de Educacion y Cultura, Deutscher Dachgartner Verband e.V., Brighton & Hove Food Partnership Ltd, Fundacio Solidaritat Ub, Transition Oststeiermark - Gemeinschaften Nachhaltig Gestalten, Unite Technique du Semide Geie, Association Tunisienne de Developpement Durable: La Recherche en Action, Hidrolab, Projektiranje In Inzeniring Doo, Terra Concordia Gemeinnutzige GmbH, Nabolagshager, Nolde & Partner, University of Brighton, Univerza v Ljubljani, Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur Wien, Universitat de Girona, Wageningen University, Oslomet – Storbyuniversitetet, Fundacio Institut Catala de Recerca de L'aigua, Nibio - Norsk institutt for biookonomi, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Spain Sl, Peking University.

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovationprogramme under grant agreement No 776665.   The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the City of Oslo and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union or the Research Executive Agency. 

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Links

https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/216082/factsheet/en