How can we increase access to healthy and sustainable food for every citizen?
A challenge from Openlab's podcast Matlaboratoriet. How can the city's food scene - restaurants, bars, cafés, and grocery stores - support equity and narrow the socioeconomic gaps? Share your ideas! Chosen ideas will be discussed at a meetup with experts from Matlaboratoriet.
Access to healthy and sustainable food for everyone
Rapid urbanization creates cities where we eat, sleep, work and produce all at the same place. When living closer to each other, it demands that we reach out to our neighbors, collaborate and start a conversation around what kind of living and working space we want to have. How can we learn from each other? How can the food scene in the form of restaurants, bars, cafés, and grocery stores support equity and narrow the socioeconomic gaps? We want your ideas on how to develop a city where individuals can lead healthy and sustainable lives and where communities can thrive.
How can we plan new areas of the city so we ensure access to sustainable and healthy food for every citizen? In the seventh episode of Openlab’s food podcast Matlaboratoriet we explore the possibilities to increase equity in the city through urban planning tools with the focus on food. In a conversation with former city architect of Stockholm Karolina Keyzer, founder of FARM Restaurant and Bar and Stockholm Brewing Co. Niklas Jakobson and researcher in public health at Stockholm University Karl Gauffin we dive deeper into this topic. To get inspiration when submitting your ideas, listen to the episode here: https://play.acast.com/s/matlaboratoriet/e61fc320-3526-4b7f-abb1-1885bed651a0
This mixed-use city blends residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or entertainment uses, where those functions are physically and functionally integrated. With this development, conflict can arise with new sounds, smells, and noises being part of everyday life. As individualistic urban citizens it challenges us to create our community together with our neighbors. Ways to activate your community can be to start an urban garden, find communal spaces to cook food together, teach each other to cook tasty, healthy and planet-friendly food from scratch, reach out to politicians and leave a citizen initiative or try to influence food producers. Opportunities are endless. How can you contribute to your community or influence politicians and corporations? Leave your ideas below.
POST YOUR IDEAS!
Here, on the idea platform, Develop Your City, you have the opportunity to contribute with your solutions. What new innovations, products, methods, processes, political decisions or personal behavioral changes are needed? Maybe you have a solution to one part of this challenge? Maybe you want to develop an already existing product or service? Do you agree with the future visions presented in this episode or do you have another solution? Bring your ideas of future innovations needed for sustainable development for our sustainable cities.
WHAT DO I DO?
Utveckladinstad.se/Develop Your City is the idea and innovation platform that gives you the opportunity to share your ideas and good examples and react to others. Set up an idea or innovation, like, share, comment and suggest improvements.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE IDEAS?
The most interesting ideas that come in will be discussed further on a meetup at Openlab in Stockholm together with experts from our podcast Matlaboratoriet.
Learn more about Matlaboratoriet and listen to the other episodes: https://play.acast.com/s/matlaboratoriet
Contribute with your ideas for this challenge until September 30th. After the ideation phase the ideas will be reviewed. Chosen ideas will be discussed further on a meetup at Openlab in Stockholm together with experts from our podcast Matlaboratoriet.
The result from the idea-generating phase and discussions are presented at the end of October.