Edible City Network (EdiCitNet)


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 (ECS) – 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 will leverage the substantial benefits that ECS effect today at local level and catalyse their replication EU- and world-wide by launching a fully open and participatory network of cities, empowering their inhabitants by a common methodology a) to systematically explore the wealth and diversity of existing ECS, b) to adapt, plan and implement successfully proven ECS in their specific urban context.


Principal Investigators
Niewöhner, Jörg Prof. Dr. (Details) (Director / Office)

participating organizational facilities of the HU

Participating external organizations

Duration of Project
Start date: 06/2018
End date: 08/2023

Research Areas
Social and Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

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