Project Profile: Urbanising in Place

Urbanising in Place. Building the food water energy nexus from below


Principal Investigators: Dr. Ir. Michiel Dehaene, Ghent University - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Belgium
Partners: Dr. Rubén Piacentini, Universidad Nacional de Rosario and CONICET - Instituto de Física Rosario, Argentina
Joachim Declerck, Architecture Workroom Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Fernando Mello Franco, URBEM - Instituto de Urbanismo e Estudos para a Metrópole, Brazil
Liene Jakobsone, Art Academy of Latvia - Institute of Art History, Latvia
Dr. Han Wiskerke, Wageningen University - Rural Sociology Group, Netherlands
Manten Devriendt, Sampling, Latvia
Javier Rojo, Quantum Waste Ltd, United Kingdom
Dr. Chiara Tornaghi, Coventry University (UK) - Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), United Kingdom
Vanesa Castan Broto, University of Sheffield - ICOSS, United Kingdom
Mark Walton, Shared Assets, United Kingdom


Full Project Title: Urbanising in Place. Building the food water energy nexus from below
Full Call Title: Nexus2016


Project Objective: The project will identify ways of transforming urbanization to reintegrate food growing within urban metabolisms, by working on four areas:
1. Metabolizing waste streams
2. Claiming metabolic positions
3. Enabling alternative, localize metabolic ecologies
4. Capturing metabolic value
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: Europe, South America
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Latvia, United Kingdom


Duration: 51 months
Call Date: December 9, 2016
Project Award Date: February 15, 2018