AESOP4FOOD: Action for Education, Spatial Organisation and Planning for Sustainable Food
A Transdisciplinary and Participatory Approach to food system resilience
Sustainable food planning is a thriving transdisciplinary research and policy field bringing together policymakers, academics, community workers, NGOs, and practitioners across the globe.
Starting from the evidence of serious gaps in knowledge and transformative competences to address the challenges in a multi-disciplinary way and the recognition of the essential role of graduates of (spatial) planning course in developing integrated territorial plans in a democratic way, and understanding an inter-sectoral, multi-level, and multi-stakeholder approach, the AESOP4FOOD Erasmus+ project aims to answer the need for sustainable food planning by creating a joint interdisciplinary European learning activity.
We propose an online open course on sustainable food planning (5 ECTS for active participation with the assignments) for students of planning disciplines, agronomy, environmental sciences, and related subjects. The seminar consists of virtual classroom sessions with peers/experts, self study and teamwork on case studies with international fellow students.
Participatory Action Learning and Research
The course relates to food governance (food councils) and policies, land management, agroecological urbanism, agroecology, agronomy, the economics of food, food systems and chains, local food networks, foodscapes, metropolitan food planning, food waste, food communities and participation, food justice and security and fosters transdisciplinary collaboration and transformative science.
It will take place in the spring of 2022, running from March 24, 2022 until the end of June, almost every Thursday at 17-18.30 CET. Sometimes the seminar takes place on Wednesdays afternoon because of festive days in partner countries.
Registration starting January until March 15, 2022: https://landscape.limequery.com/395866?lang=en
For more details please visit the site: https://www.landscape-portal.org/landing-page/aesop4food/ or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or address the contact person of your local organisation: Marian Simón Rojo, GIAU+S (UPM) (m.simon(arroba) upm.es)
The AESOP4Food project is supported by the EU Erasmusplus funding, the AESOP Sustainable food Planning group and the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools.