Workshop Berlin 2017

Making Measuring and Rethinking Sustainable Food Systems


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MAKING sustainable food systems

The scope of this session is to present and discuss the involvement and commitment of practitioners, politicians, institutions and civil society in the field of sustainable food, how they change the food system.
An increasing number of initiatives combine various actors and practices to shape a more sustainable food system (i.e. CSA, Community Gardens, Urban and Vertical Farming, Food Sharing, Participatory Budgeting, etc.). Which challenges is this alternative food movement facing? Beyond the scope of each initiative, how do actors and practices create deeper structural changes towards more sustainable food systems? Topics for presentations can include (but may not be limited to) the following areas:

•Presentation of innovative initiatives, policies
•Linkages of different actors and networks
•Creation and support of new practices
•Challenges (for the initiatives) and conditions to create
structural change
•Contribution of projects to democratize food governance

MEASURING sustainable food systems

The scope of this session is to present and discuss applied methods and approaches used for the analysis of sustainable food systems. A range of approaches and methods can be used to measure effects or impacts of projects on the food system. They refer to or combine different disciplines (e.g. social sciences, environmental sciences, planning, agricultural sciences, etc.). We invite papers that address the following issues:

•Methods and approaches for food system analysis
•Methods and approaches to measuring

effects and impacts of
the projects
•Scales of measuring
•Linking the methodologies of Social Sciences with Natural/
Applied Sciences

RETHINKING sustainable food systems

This session seeks to present different concepts and approaches that shed light into new perspectives about building more sustainable food systems. Various concepts and approaches have been developed in order to study, understand and improve nowadays food systems. For instance, spatial approaches such as global, regional, local food systems serve as an analytical lens to connect geographic places where food is produced to where it is consumed. Food Planning approaches, on the other hand, focus more on policy and planning priorities to shape a more sustainable, healthier and just food system. Participants are invited to discuss alternative concepts and approaches that have not been widely applied and may require more consideration. Suggested topics include:

•Concepts and approaches for food system analysis from social,
economical or environmental perspectives
•Concepts and approaches to address food system change/transition
•The meaning of food initiatives, concepts or systems in terms of
environmental/climate, social, agricultural or economic parameters


23 March [day one]

12:30 – 13:30      Welcome and Opening Remarks

13:30 – 14:30      Key Note Speaker: Katrin BOHN

14:30 – 14:45      Break

14:45 – 16:15      Parallel Sessions on Making, Measuring,
                            and Rethinking Sustainable Food Systems     

16:15 – 16:30      Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00      Parallel Sessions on Making, Measuring,
                            and Rethinking Sustainable Food Systems    

18:00 – 19:00      Wrap-Up

19:00 – 21:00      Joint Dinner

24 March [day two]

08:30 – 09:00      Opening

09:00 – 09:30      Reports of the Three Sessions

09:30 – 11:30      Workshop Networking: Neela ENKE

11:30 – 11:40      Short Break

11:40 – 12:00      Wrap up (survey/evaluation, conclusion)

12:00 – 13:30      Lunch and Transfer

13:30 – 16:30      Field Trip

16:30 – 17:00      Farewell

Contributing Experts

kbKatrin Bohn teaches and researches sustainable architecture and urban design with a focus on urban food production, mainly as a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton.

Together with André Viljoen, she runs Bohn&Viljoen Architects, a small architectural practice and environmental consultancy based in London. Bohn&Viljoen have taught, lectured, published and exhibited widely on the design concept of CPUL City (Continuous Productive Urban Landscape) which they contributed to the international urban design discourse in 2004.

Katrin’s projects on productive urban landscapes include feasibility and design studies as well as food growing installations and public events, mainly for UK and German clients.

neDr Neela Enke holds a doctorate degree in Biology from Freie Universität Berlin and has over 10 years’ experience as a researcher in several research institutions in Germany, France, Croatia, Scotland, and Czech Republic. She is also a coach and certified mediator for doctoral candidates, postdocs, professors, university employees and teams.

In 2012, Dr Neela Enke founded Scienza, a small science coaching consultancy based in Berlin. As a trainer, she offers workshops on career development in Science as well as diversity and conflict management.

Parallel Sessions

14:45 – 16:15

Room 415        Making              Convener: Radu Giurgiu

14:45 – 15:15    Mehuys              A Food System Approach of Cape Town, South Africa

15:15 – 15:45    Leloup             Creation of short food supply chain in Lima

15:45 – 16:15    Zhou                From Urban Greening via Urban Agriculture to Urban


Room 311        Rethinking      Convener: Coline Perrin

–                         Cardoso             Landscape Planning for Food System Change

15:15 – 15:45   Bartholdsson   Foodscape as form, function and approach

15:45 – 16:15   Zhou                  Almere Oosterwold: A first glance at the planning of

                                                       an Urban Food Scape

Room 211        Measuring       Convener: Beatrice Walthall

16:30 – 17:00   Ismael             Development of a new surveys methodology of sensory
                                                      science to detect the intention-behavior gap in the
                                                      organic food consumption

17:00 – 17:30   Stempfle           Assessing Venice Food System

17:30 – 18:00   Sanyé-Mengual Quantifying the global sustainability of urban

                                                          food systems

16:30 – 18:00

Room 415        Making              Convener: Coline Perrin

16:30 – 17:00   Hasnaoui Amri  Allocation of public land to farmers

17:00 – 17:30   Doernberg        Urban food policies in German city regions

17:30 – 18:00   Lazzarini         A new space for local cooperation

Room 311        Rethinking      Convener: Coline Perrin

16:30 – 17:00   Triboi               Urban pastoralism: An environmental tool for recre-
                                                         ating and maintenance of ecological corridors

17:00 – 17:30   Bernot               Beyond the Desert: Unequal access to food in Detroit

17:30 – 18:00   Delgado            Urban Agriculture in Portugal

Room 211        Measuring       Convener: Radu Giurgiu

16:30 – 17:00   de Vries             Research by designing for local foods

17:00 – 17:30  Cattivelli            Urban gardening and social inclusion of foreign citizens

17:30 – 18:00   Lewis                The state and impacts of urban food production policy

AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Berlin Workshop 2017 Acknowledgements

We would like to thank AESOP association for funding and Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies, Berlin for hosting the Workshop