SustUrbanFoods

Integrated sustainability assessment of social and technological innovations towards urban food systems

Objectives

The main goal of SustUrbanFoods “Integrated sustainability assessment of social and technological innovations towards urban food systems” is to develop an interdisciplinary methodological framework to assess the sustainability of urban food systems.

Specific objectives:

  • Create an interdisciplinary methodological framework based on a social participatory process to evaluate the sustainability of urban food systems
  • Identify the main sustainability aspects of social and technological innovations in urban food systems
  • Diagnose current sustainability metrics employed in the assessment of sustainable and local food systems
  • Determine the best sustainability metrics to perform understandble sustainability metrics for the future use by the general public
  • Design data collection sheets for evaluating the environmental, economic and social sustainability of urban food systems
  • Apply the new method to 10 different case studies along Europe, including both social and technological innovations
  • Highlight similarities and differences regarding the sustainability patterns of different typologies of urban food systems and innovations
  • Contribute with new environmental, social and economic data on urban food systems to set the basis for decision-making in the design and implementation of new urban food systems
  • Provide with further knowledge regarding urban food systems for decision- and policy-making processes