Urban Food and Agriculture

Getting our cities right: from critical urbanities to sustainable foodscapes

Social Inclusiveness and Health , Urban Design , Urban Food and Agriculture

On 14th June 2022 SLU Urban Futures brought together international researchers and practitioners to explore critical urban research and research on sustainable foodscapes. Here you can read the summaries from all the presentations.


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New guest professor connects urban and rural through food and culture

Social Inclusiveness and Health , Urban Food and Agriculture , Urban Landscapes and Forests

(Article in Swedish) Håkan Jönsson, är gästprofessor på Institutionen för människa och samhälle. Med bakgrund som kock och med stor kärlek till mat, landsbygd och landskap hoppas han kunna koppla ihop för människan livsviktiga områden i sin nya…


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Mushrooms cultivation in circular food production

Urban Circularity , Urban Food and Agriculture

(Article in Swedish) Städernas matavfall kan bli odlingsbäddar för ostronskivling. Den köttiga koralltickan trivs på sågspån från svensk skog. Odlad svamp kan bli en nyckelspelare i så kallad cirkulär matproduktion, menar forskare vid SLU.


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Don’t flush the secret to sustainable agriculture down the toilet!

Global Urban Sustainability , Urban Circularity , Urban Food and Agriculture

In the apartment buildings of tomorrow, the lowly toilet is set to contribute to reduced emissions and more sustainable agriculture. A new system from researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) transforms urine into nutrient-filled pellets…


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Food waste to new food in an urban context – production, risk assessment and consumer acceptance

Method Development , Urban Circularity , Urban Food and Agriculture

The project focuses on the innovative use of anaerobically digested food waste, to allow urban production of healthy food such as oyster mushrooms and new types of leafy vegetables such as Pak Choi.


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Smart urban food production

Global Urban Sustainability , Urban Food and Agriculture , Urban Landscapes and Forests

Food production and consumption entail major sustainability challenges such as climate change, resource consumption and ecological impact. Cities and urban environments are considered central to the development of the food system because they drive both distribution and consumption…


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Urban Take-Away: The Futures Lab

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Method Development , Urban Design , Urban Food and Agriculture

Urban Take-Aways is a film series where researchers and practitioners share insights from various projects relating to urban sustainability. In the first Urban Take-Away, we meet Josefin Wangel and learn more about the Futures Lab at SLU.

Understanding urban foodscapes for planning, design and governance of cities

Governance , Urban Design , Urban Food and Agriculture

Food has always had an influence on the urban landscape, beginning in the early markets that cities developed around to today’s meeting places around and with food. It is not only about the food production process, but more…


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Circular food production in urban contexts

Living Labs , Urban Circularity , Urban Food and Agriculture

By taking advantage of resource flows, competencies and activities in the Ultuna area, this project wants to create synergies with the expansive urban development now taking place in Uppsala, by creating a living laboratory for new research and…


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