Do you want to connect with sustainable city specialists, learn from experts about food innovation, circular resource use and how edible city solutions (ECS) can help foster social and environmental resilience in cities around the world?
This summer the EdiCitNet project (Edible Cities Network), is holding an online summer school, from September 20th – October 1st 2021, exploring exactly that.
Participants in the EdiCitNet Summer School will get the opportunity to develop their own “Edible City Solution”, designed to effectively tackle local urban environmental and social challenges. Throughout the two weeks, international transdisciplinary groups will explore the complexity of Edible City Solutions and the challenges and opportunities that exist when it comes to applying them in a real world context.
This event will bring together, and draw from insights, from both the academic and non-academic community – with experts supplying their knowledge on different topics from the broad field of edible city solutions, and practitioners providing their insights from the field. The EdiCitNet Summer School will also be adapting and combining successful aspects of common summer school formats, and complementing traditional elements such as lectures and presentations with group work, online team-building activities and transdisciplinary cooperation. Participation in this summer school is free of charge.
The EdiCitNet summer school will take place online from 20 September to 1 October, 2021 and focus on investigating the social, economic, political and ecological aspects of Edible City Solutions and working together to co-create and explore visions for socially resilient and sustainably productive cities.
Highlights of the summer school include:
- Inspiring talks on sustainable architecture and urban design, innovative water and resource management and using ECS to tackle social challenges
- Virtual on-site tours demonstrating best practices and insights into real-life Edible City Solutions
- Engaging “hands-on” interactive tasks with stakeholders and the international ECS network
- Project work and practical tasks within interdisciplinary working groups
- Regular input and feedback from ECS experts from diverse backgrounds
- A flexible, digital learning environment that can be adapted to your own individual schedule and fitted around other work or study commitments
- An official certificate upon completion of the programme
Application – Deadline: 16 July, 2021Applications are invited from a range of different interested parties: including international city administrators, small and medium-sized enterprises, non-governmental organisations and of course doctoral researchers. The summer school is free of charge. Spaces are limited, therefore admission is based on application.
For more information and to sign up, click here: https://www.iri-thesys.org/events/summer-school/thesys-summer-school-2021