As the number of inhabitants in Amsterdam will touch upon 1 million in the upcoming decade, the amount of mouths that need to be fed in the city will rise accordingly. Moreover, with the (re)development of areas such as Havenstad and Het Marineterrein and the ambitions for the transformation of the dense inner city into a car-free zone, there is an urgent need to (re)design the food flows in Amsterdam. How do these political decisions impact the food logistics of the city, and which innovative solutions can help make the city food-proof, now and in the future? Researchers of the AMS Institute, Aeres and the Evidence-based Food System Design group of the HvA will show their insights into the existing and future food chains of the Amsterdam Metropolitan region.
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During this event, we dive into the research and results of the research project Evidence-based Food System Design, that is mapping the Metropolitan Food System:
The food system of the MRA touches many topics like economic development, health, mobility, quality of live, attractiveness of the region and sustainability. Insights and vision of the larger metropolitan food system, however, is largely lacking.
This project offers insight of the food system by unlocking/ disclosure food system data, thereby providing spatial & logistic scenarios and solutions for a healthier and sustainable food system in the Metropolitan Area of Amsterdam.