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Course Overview

In a scenario where the world’s population will reach 9 billion people in 2050, with almost 70% of them concentrated in urban areas and requiring three times more resources than we currently use, the traditional ‘linear economy’ is no longer suitable. 

On this course, you’ll discover how to design and build circular food systems for resilient, smart and sustainable cities. 

You’ll explore the catalytic role of cities to foster healthy and inclusive food policies, adopting systems thinking, institutional innovation, and participatory approaches in order to fulfil the 2030 SDGs 

  • Thinking and Acting Circular in the context of SDGs: why and for whom? 
  • Designing Circular Food Systems: Challenges and Opportunities 
  • Unlocking Value Creation through Circular Business Models 
  • Engaging Food System Stakeholders Effectively 
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to… 
  • Explore the Circular Economy principles, concepts and measurements in the context of SDGs 
  • Identify and assess challenges and opportunities when designing Circular Food Systems 
  • Assess how Urban Food Policies can support urban-rural linkages and guide the transition to Sustainable Urban Food Systems 
  • Develop and assess Circular Business Models and their role in creating product-service combinations to achieve Food Circularity 
  • Develop skills and practical tools to disseminate awareness and educate third parties on Urban Food Circularity to foster Sustainable Food Systems