Food and cities are intrinsically connected. Yet it is precisely in cities that we are less and less aware of this, as the production and processing of most of our food now takes place far away from where we live, out of sight and mind. The consequences of this global food system, however, become increasingly visible to us as city dwellers. Yet it is also in the city, that we can start to look for answers.

In order to unravel the complex relationship between food and cities, an international group of students participated in “The Urban Food Experience”, an interdisciplinary three-week summer school in Amsterdam. They used the city of Amsterdam both as a case to investigate, and as a laboratory to experiment in. This blog series reports on this experience.

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Dutch Certifications: Inside Amsterdam's Food Chain

Authored by Connor White and Catherine Maher   Introduction to Food...

August 21, 2018 By Connor White, Catherine Maher, and Ssegirinya Muhammad

Urban Gardens as Local Food: A Portrait of Voedseltuin IJplein

Voedseltuin IJplein is an urban community garden located in Amsterdam Noord...

August 13, 2018 By Blake Carver, Zuzanna Skoczek, Callie Jacks

An Imagined Chinatown

Always looking West There is a common Western perception of Chinatown....

August 6, 2018 By Joseph, Jessica & Kexin

Pizza and Food Waste Problem Solving

THE ORIGINAL MEAL DOESN’T NEED TO BE FOUND! Today, feeding the world’s...

September 1, 2017 By Elsher, Khadija, Justin

What’s the Buzzz?

Un-Yucking the Insect on our Plate In line with our summer school programme...

August 28, 2017 By Kerstin, Christiane & Mattia

From Space to Place: The Role of Disruptive Food Projects

SPACE VS. PLACE Temporary, disruptive sustainability projects are criticized...

August 24, 2017 By Catherine