About this resource

This online resource started within the Urbanising in Place project (see below), an international and transdisciplinary project based on the experiences in four local cases (Brussels, London, Riga and Rosario). We hope to expand the resource with insights and experiences around an agroecological urbanism in the coming years.

Urbanising In Place

‘Urbanising in place’ was one of the funded projects of the Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) Food-Water-Energy Nexus call, jointly established by the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe, the Belmont Forum and ERA-Net. The cooperation was established in order to bring together the fragmented research and expertise across the globe to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge. The SUGI-FWE Nexus project “Urbanising in Place”  is supported by the European Commission and funded under the Horizon 2020 ERA-NET Cofund scheme (Projectnummer 11326801) which includes research funding from the following institutions and related grant numbers: FWO(G0H5817N), ESRC/UKRI (ES/S002251/1), Innovate UK&ERA-NET(620145 & 11326801), NWO(438-17-406), VIAA(ES RTD/2018/15 and ES RTD/2018/16), Innoviris (RBC/2018-ENSUGI-1), and MINCYT(CONVE-2019-16850590-APN-DDYGD#MECCYT). 

Contributors from Urbanising in Place to the online resource

A large part of the content of this website (Conversation Stoppers, Conversation Starters, Building blocks and Agroecological Cities) is the outcome of fertile collaboration between the research partners from each team, and a rich number of passionate and committed people we have encountered during our journey, through online debates, seminars, farm visits, round tables and more, across the world. We wish to acknowledge them in the section below, at the same time, the responsibility for any content of this website resides with the authors, which are acknowledged further below.

  • Coventry University, Center for Agroecology, Water and Resilience: Chiara Tornaghi, Rob Logan

  • Sheffield University, Urban Institute: Vanesa Castán Broto, Rob Logan

  • Ghent University, Department of Architecture & Urban Planning: Michiel Dehaene, Hans Vandermaelen 

  • Wageningen University and Research, Rural Sociology Group: Han Wiskerke, Martin Ruivenkamp, Lucie Sovová

  • Shared Assets: Mark Walton, Kim Graham, Ola Ayorinde, Hannah Gardiner, Kate Swade

  • Quantum Waste: Javier Rojo, Eva Bockova

  • Architecture Workroom Brussels: Chiara Cicchianni, Bram Vandemoortel, Joachim Declerck, Vincent Van Praet, Louisa Contipelli, Lene De Vrieze

  • Sampling: Manten Devriendt, Kristiāna Erta

  • Art Academy of Latvia, Institute of Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture: Liene Jakobsone

  • National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET-UNR): Rubén Piacentini, Erik Zimmerman

  • Center for Human Environment Studies (CEAH), Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design of Rosario (FAPyd-UNR): Laura Bracalenti, Graciela Mendíaz

  • Municipality of Rosario: Antonio Lattuca, Raúl Terrile, Marcelo Vega

  • Aeres University Almere: Henk Renting

  • Urbem, São Paulo, Fernando de Mello Franco

Alongside the project partners, we wish to acknowledge valuable inputs and insights from critical friends, companions, compañeros/as, draugi, that we met in our journey in person and online, (including all the participants to the online webinars in Spring and Summer 2021), and particularly: Dee Woods, Leslie Barson and Hannah Leigh from Granville Community Kitchen, London, UK; Hari Byles (Compost Mentis, London, UK); Barbara van Dyck and Jasber Singh (CAWR, Coventry University); Charisma Acey (Berkeley Food Institute, University of California, Berkeley, USA); the fantastic women from Uphakanini Community Kitchen, South Africa; Belen Desmaison (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú); Maddy Longhurst (Urban Agriculture Consortium, UK), Helene Schulze (London Freedom Seeds Bank, UK); Brian Kelly, (OrganicLea, UK); Carlotta Gennari and Sarah Stempfle for their inputs to the project during their internship at CAWR; Koen Dhoore & Geert Iserbyt (Landwijzer); Hanne Flachet (FIAN Belgium); Farmers Brecht Goussey (Boer & Compagnie), Tijs Boelens (De Groentelaar), Nathalie Van den Abeele (La Grange en Ville), Maarten Dieryick (Atelier Groot-Eiland); Marjolein Visser, Noémie Maughan, Léna de Brabandere (Agroecology Lab ULB); Elke Vanempten, Anna Verhoeve, Koen Willekens (ILVO); Catherine Fierens & Jan Pille (Bruxelles Environnement); Griet Celen, Luc Vanderelst & Johan Laeremans (Vlaamse Landmaatschappij); Roselyne de Lestrange (Metrolab) and many more.  

General editing: Lene De Vrieze, Michiel Dehaene, Chiara Tornaghi, Louisa Contipelli 
Special thanks to Nina Pilapil, Nicolas Boey for helping with uploading and processing of the material.

Web development: WetNet
Graphic design: www.gestalte.be


Michiel Dehaene
Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
Ghent University
Jozef Plateaustraat 22, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Chiara Tornaghi
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR)
Coventry University
Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane
Ryton-on-Dunsmore, CV8 3LG 
United Kingdom