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EdiCitNet:  That´s how the city tastes
Specials We | 19. Sep 2018 | 11:30

EdiCitNet: That´s how the city tastes

Small green oases that have vegetable beds and fruit trees are replacing the flower beds and grass surface in a growing number of cities. The citizens are allowed to sow, weed and harvest. The concept of “eatable cities” is a worldwide trend.


Dr. Ina Säumel, Leader of the junior staff group Multifunctional Landscapes at the Institute for Ecology at Technical University Berlin (TU) and associated at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at Humbold Universiy Berlin (HU Berlin) is focused since a long time on the ecological benefit of those “eatable cities”. The social benefit of eatable solutions became prevalent during the research. Now the European Commission is supporting the project led by Dr. Säumel called “EdiCitNet” (Integrating Edible City Solutions for Social Resilient and Sustainable Productive Cities) with 12 million euro for the next 5 years. About 3,8 million euro of this sum stays with partners of Berlin, the senate department for city development and living, the TU Berlin, the HU Berlin (IRI THESys), Mundraub and Nolde&Partner. Journalists are cordially invited to the opening event of “EdiCitNet”.

Date: 19th of September 2018, 11.30 am until 14.30 pm
Venue: Malzfabrik, Bessemerstraße 2-14, 12103 Berlin

The following guests are at the opening: Javier Peinado, European Council Project Advisor, Marie Yeroyanni, Senior Expert in Innovating Cities at the European Council, representatives of our partner cities in 5 continents as well as non-governmantal orgainsations; and small and middle sized businesses that bring their knowledge and experience into the network of this project. The project is seated at the interdisciplinary research centre IRI THESys at HU Berlin. Ina Säumel describes the project as “ a multitude of fragmented initiatives throughout the whole world flourish and form a global movement of eatable cities. Their products, activities and services – the Edible City Solutions – enable local communities through their integrative and participative dynamic to overcome social problems. Not only is social cohesion is generated and supported, but new green businesses and work places are created also. “EdiCitNet” will use the general benefits that ECS already achieved on a local level and propagate the idea throughout the EU and worldwide. “

A key role have the so-called “front-Runner-Cities” Rotterdam, Oslo, Heidelberg, Andernach and Havanna: pilot projects are implemented in designated areas of those cities, that will test the conclusions of science under real conditions. In a second project phase those results will be taken into account in the second round of test cities, Berlin amongst them.

The event is hold in English.

11.30 am Registration and Lunch
1 pm Welcome address by Dr. Ina Säumel
01.05 – 2.30 pm Keynote speeches by
• Katrin Lompscher, Senator for Urban Development, Berlin
• Javier Peinado, EC Project Advisor (representative), EASME
• Marie Yeroyanni, Senior Expert in Innovating Cities, EC
• Carsten Bredow, Managing Director Malzfabrik
• Ina Säumel, Thomas Wachtel, Suhana Reddy

2.30 pm Coffee break
2.35 pm Living Lab Marketplace (outdoor)
2.45 – 3.30 pm 3-minute speed dates with Rotterdam, Oslo, Andernach, Heidelberg, Havana
3.30 pm Coffee break

For more information please contact Dr. Ina Säumel, TU Berlin, Nachwuchsgruppe Multifunktionale Landschaften am Institut für Ökologie, E-Mail: ina.saeumel@tu-berlin.de

More information at: www.futurelandscapes.tu-berlin.de


An event by TU Berlin