Urbanising in place

Building the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Urbanising in place aims to explore how to reinvent and reconfigure agriculture and food crop practices, threatened by rapid urbanization, in what we call "agro-ecological urban planning": an urbanization model that focuses on food, urban metabolic cycles and an ethic of land stewardship, equality and solidarity. The project aims to study the physical and metabolic context, economic valuation scenarios and political processes that allow the emergence of alternative metabolic capacities, as well as the specific practices and configurations that farmers and food-producing communities could develop to regain control over resources and claim an active role as urban and agro-ecological protagonists of the food-water-energy nexus.

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