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    Liège makes purchasing a key ingredient of a local and sustainable food ecosystem

    Liège brings public procurement into the mix for a more local, seasonal and sustainable food system.

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    Urban garden in Mouans-Sartoux (FR) - Photo by François Jégou

    Food purchase is an agriculture act!

    How can we bring the transition issues related to food back to the table and to citizens' attention? Get the highlights of two URBACT Networks, BioCanteens and BioCanteens#2, led by Mouans-Sartoux, an

  • BioCanteens#2: cities engaged for food democracy and sovereignty

    3 primary schools’ canteens in the city and a thousand lunches par day 100% organic and mostly local with no cost increase! That the magic of the Good Practice of Mouans-Sartoux, a small sustainable

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    Food for thought in URBACT cities: the broad effects of eating local

    How can improving local food kick-start the systemic transition of a city and its surrounding territory?

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    REFILL@LILLE: Policy Design Labs and URBACT exchange networks

    How civil servants from Lille Metropole benefited from the experience of URBACT REFILL network to shape a roadmap to set their temporary use policy. 

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    BIOCANTEENS: How one city went 100% organic without spending any more

    Une contribution URBACT à l’Agenda Urbain Européen

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    The REFILL project is all about the reuse of vacant spaces. A key question is how these spaces are filled to best use. This article describes the speed dating process between city authority