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Developing low-carbon and resource-efficient urban food systems, by focusing on three areas: growing, delivering and enjoying food.

The thematic network "Sustainable Food in Urban Communities" involves ten European cities that wish to grow, deliver and enjoy more sustainable food.

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Integrated action plans

An Integrated Action Plan (IAP) is a policy instrument that is produced by Action Planning networks within a period of 12 - 14 months after the beginning of their activities. The aim of the IAP is to respond in a concrete way to a urban challenge, which is common to all involved cities. Each partner city develops its own IAP, so all plans are unique in terms of local circumstances, territorial coverage and, most of all, the context in which this tool is proposed to be implemented. The creation and validation of this instrument relies in a collective undertaking, designed to strengthen commitment and to increase the prospect of sustainable delivery. In this sense, every partner city must establish a URBACT Local Group (ULG), in order to gather implicated stakeholders to co-create and participate in this process.Thus, the IAP reflect and integrate all ULG members' knowledge and learning from transnational exchange.
  • Brussels
  • Bristol
  • Ourense
  • Lyon
  • Messina
  • Athens
  • Vaslui
  • Gothenburg
  • Oslo
  • Amersfoort