Project Profile: GLOCULL

Globally and LOCally-sustainable food-water-energy innovation in Urban Living Labs


Principal Investigators: Dr. Ir. Joop de Kraker, ICIS – Maastricht University, Netherlands
Partners: Dr. Gabriela Di Giulio, Sao Paulo - School of Public Health, Brazil
Dr. Daniel J. Lang, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg - Institut für Ethik und Transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung, Germany
Dr. Andreas Muhar, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien - Department für Raum, Landschaft und Infrastruktur, Austria
Mark Swilling, Stellenbosch University - Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, South Africa
Erik Sehnal, Nikko Photovoltaik, Austria
Dr. Barry Ness, Lund University - Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Sweden
Joacim Larsen, AB Brygghuset Finn, Sweden
Mark Hartman, City of Phoenix, United States
Dr. Nigel Forrest, Arizona State University - School of Sustainability, United States
Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona, United States
Dr. Braden Kay, City of Tempe, United States


Full Project Title: Globally and LOCally-sustainable food-water-energy innovation in Urban Living Labs
Full Call Title: Nexus2016


Project Objective: Challenges in food, water and energy (FWE) systems are locally and globally connected. For local actors, including cities, it is difficult to anticipate whether solutions to one issue in the FWE nexus are sustainable across food, water and energy systems, both at the local and the global scale. The GLOCULL project therefore aimed to develop an Urban Living Lab approach for innovations in the FWE nexus that are locally and globally sustainable. To support future implementation of this approach, a participatory assessment tool kit and implementation guidelines were developed through co-creation in 7 Urban Living Labs, based on an integrated assessment of local-global interactions in the FWE nexus and transdisciplinary action-research in the local Living Labs.
Call Objective: The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a joint call established in order to bring together actors to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge. The ultimate goal is to increase the access and the quality of life.


Regions: Africa, Europe, North America, South America
Countries: Austria, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, United States of America (USA)


Duration: 46 months
Call Date: December 9, 2016
Project Award Date: February 15, 2018