Project Profile: IFWEN

Understanding Innovative Initiatives for Governing Food, Water and Energy Nexus in Cities


Principal Investigators: Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) Sao Paulo School of Management (FGV/EAESP), Brazil
Partners: Dr. Wan-yu Shih, Ming Chuan University - Department of Urban Planning and Disaster Management, Chinese Taipei
Jiwon Lee, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability e.V., Germany
Dr. Mathew Kurian, UNU-FLORES, Germany
Thomas Elmqvist, Stockholm University - Stockholm Resilience Center, Sweden
David Maddox, The Nature of Cities, United States
Karen Seto, Yale University, United States


Full Project Title: Understanding Innovative Initiatives for Governing Food, Water and Energy Nexus in Cities
Full Call Title: Nexus2016


Project Objective: • To assess the changes in trade-offs of Food-Water-Energy Nexus (FWEN) in Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI) and their association with spatial planning and governance in cities using empirical cases (TBD);
• To understand the barriers that hinder innovative and integrated FWEN approaches using GBI at different scales; and specifically look for the common features of diverse interventions;
• To understand empirically how successful GBI-based innovations that changed the FWEN took place, which capabilities cities had to innovate and how they develop those capabilities, and approaches used to overcome the barriers that make IFWEN implementation more difficult in practice;
• To design a framework, guide of best practices and tools to foster IFWEN using GBI with better urban interventions and decision- making processes.
Call Objective: The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a joint call established in order to bring together actors to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge. The ultimate goal is to increase the access and the quality of life


Regions: Asia


Duration: 48 months
Call Date: December 9, 2016
Project Award Date: February 15, 2018