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

Project: Research

Project Details


Challenges in food, water and energy 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.

To support future implementation of this approach, guidelines and a participatory assessment tool kit will be developed through co-creation in seven Urban Living Labs based on an integrated assessment of local-global interactions in the FWE nexus and transdisciplinary action-research.
Effective start/end date2018/05/182021/05/01

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University
  • Maastricht University (lead)
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Vienna
  • University of São Paulo
  • Brygghuset Finn AB

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Free keywords

  • Urban Living Lab (ULL)
  • Global local interactions
  • participatory integrated assessment tools
  • Food
  • Water
  • Energy