The project’s aim is to substantially reduce resource inefficiencies in the urban food-energy-water nexus. We will establish four Urban Living Labs (ULL) in three continents: Europe, Africa and South America.

Key activities include: mapping resource flows and identifying critical dysfunctions; agreeing the most effective locally appropriate response (e.g. policy intervention, technology diffusion); modelling the market and non-market economic value of each intervention; engaging with decision-makers to close each loop; comparing and contrasting approaches in order to develop replicable models for use in cities around the world. Each ULL will be made up of academic, industry, third sector agents and community representatives grouped around a context-specific focus area.


Partners: Coventry University, University of California Santa Cruz, CICERO Senter for klimaforskning, University of Bath, University of Reading, Wessex Water Services Ltd, Bristol Food Network, GENeco, The Schumacher Institute, University of Campinas, University of Cape Town, Erasmus University Rotterdam, ERWAT, Isidima Design & Development, BlueCity




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