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Urban Nexus

Project // Globally and LOCally-sustainable food-water-energy innovation in Urban Living Labs (GLOCULL)

The GLOCULL project therefore aims to develop an Urban Living Lab approach for innovations in the FWE nexus that are locally and globally sustainable.

Challenges in food, water and energy systems are locally and globally connected. For local actors, including cities, it is diffi cult to anticipate whether solutions to one issue in the FWE nexus are sustainable across food, water and energy systems, both at the local and the global scale. To support future implementation of this approach, guidelines and a participatory assessment tool kit will be developed through co-creation in seven Urban Living Labs based on an integrated assessment of local-global interactions in the FWE nexus and transdisciplinary action-research.

  • Duration: 2018–2021
  • Budget: 1.939.186 €

Researchers

  • Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Ir. Joop de Kraker, ICIS – Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Partners:     
    • Dr. Gabriela Di Giulio, Sao Paulo - School of Public Health, Brazil
    • Dr. Daniel J. Lang, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg - Institut für Ethik und Transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung, Germany
    • Dr. Andreas Muhar, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien - Department für Raum, Landschaft und Infrastruktur, Austria
    • Mark Swilling, Stellenbosch University - Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, South Africa
    • Erik Sehnal, Nikko Photovoltaik, Austria
    • Dr. Barry Ness, Lund University - Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Sweden
    • Joacim Larsen, AB Brygghuset Finn, Sweden
    • Mark Hartman, City of Phoenix, United States
    • Dr. Nigel Forrest, Arizona State University - School of Sustainability, United States
    • Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona, United States
    • Dr. Braden Kay, City of Tempe, United States

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