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FoodE at the SPPS PhD Student Conference 2020

September 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Turku, Finland Date: 02 September 2020 – 04 September 2020
Description: The workshop will allow PhD candidates and researchers to discuss innovation and sustainability of local food production, processing, distribution and consumption. Talks will range among all aspects of City/Region Food Systems (CRFS), including innovative plant production systems, sustainability assessment, short food chains, food waste management, urban agriculture, business models and the water-food-energy nexus within cities.Speakers will summarise their innovative ideas and PhD research projects in three minutes, answering the questions:
  • What is the innovation of your research project? How can this innovation contribute to the sustainability of City/Region Food Systems?
The workshop will bring together 15 contributions combining two plenary lectures and 13 short presentations from PhD candidates) from 9 countries. For more information on the different sessions, have a look at the workshop’s agenda:
Time Title Speaker
15.30-15.35 Welcome and Opening of the workshop. Giuseppina Pennisi
15.35-15.45 How to make smart and sustainable CRFS economically viable? Bernd Pölling
15.45-15.55 The environmental impacts of EU food consumption and innovative urban agriculture experiences. Esther Sanyé-Mengual
Session 1. Improving Food Production
15.55-16.00 Rooftop cultivation as a response to new urban exigencies: an inventory of worldwide cases. Elisa Appolloni
16.00-16.05 Potential volatile organic compounds emission in indoor urban farming: impact assessment in building integrated-Rooftop Greenhouses (i-RTG). Gaia Stringari
16.05-16.10 Quantifying resources-to-food conversion efficiency in urban horticultural systems, under diversified climate conditions. Isabella Righini
16.10-16.15 Teresina Urban community gardens. The producers perception of natural resources management. Nicola Michelon
16.15-16.20 Natural wax from arctic berries as our treasure. Priyanka Trivedi
16.20-16.25 Toward the understanding of the role of aquaponics toward circularity and more liveable cities. Roberta Calone
16.25-16.30 Homegrown microgreen – from light-recipes to taste. Martina Angeleri
Session 2: Reducing Food Waste
16.30-16.35 Food waste in the school food service sector: elaboration and assessment of tailored mitigation strategies. Zhuang Qian
16.35-16.40 Theoretically and Practically avoidable food waste: trade-off analysis in determining priorities to reduce food waste at City/Region Food System level. Pietro Tonini
16.40-16.45 Urban agriculture and organic waste management: a case study from Florianopolis, Brazil. Gianluca Di Fiore
Session 3. Creating Sustainable Cities
16.45-16.50 The City/Region Food System adaptations in the post Covid-19 era: evidences to design a more sustainable future. Mara Petruzzelli
16.50-16.55 Innovative digital solution approaches to enhance sustainable behaviors in City Region Food Systems. Francesca Monticone
16.55-17.00 Territorializing food system sustainability assessment: Life Cycle Thinking contribution to shared value chains. Francesco Cirone
17.00-17.10 Closure of the meeting and award ceremony Giuseppina Pennisi


September 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am
September 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


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