Green belts
For livable megacities

Sustainable
Urban Delta

The urban population of the world is growing rapidly. If we want to confront the critical issues of our time and make urban areas livable, we need to change the way we use land as well as the way we grow and distribute food.

The good news is, we can. By creating Sustainable Urban Deltas: megacities that embrace food production within their urban areas, producing healthy, fresh and nutritious food for their citizens. The incorporation of these green belts will create new connections on a social, ecological, and economic level. It will provide more green space, save water, balance energy sources and help reduce carbon emission, all contributing to a better climate.

News

Food production needs rapid and significant reform

 

Food and farming could hinder climate efforts, researchers say

A new study shows that even if energy, transportation and manufacturing go entirely green, emissions of greenhouse gases from the food system would put the world on track to warm more than 1.5°C, a target set in the 2015 Paris climate agreement. 

For the world to have a chance of preventing significant harm from climate change, the study authors say, all parts of food production need rapid and significant reform - everything from reducing deforestation to new fields of eating less meat.

Read the full article that Erik Stokstad published in Science through this link.

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A food-producing city
is a livable city

In addition to creating a green living environment, it boosts entrepreneurship and social cohesion.

Changing the way we produce and transport food will kick-start the circular economy and stop food waste altogether. A rewarding perspective for a better quality of life, solving many environmental problems along the way. We’re not far away from food-producing cities, but we need a catalyst. 

This is why the Sustainable Urban Delta Foundation was created.

The foundation aims to inspire city governments, city planners, architects, real estate developers, businesses and citizens to rethink the way cities are designed and embrace the idea that part of their food can be produced locally and sustainably

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The foundation inspires and connects to create a total concept in which fresh food production forms the basis for a livable urban climate.

Documentary

the city and the green belt

 

The foundation is maximizing reach and impact with a series of documentaries. These films will be shown at events and online.

Furthermore, Meiny and other members of the Foundation will act as keynote speakers, publish articles about relevant topics and connect with local and national policy makers, mayors, architects, city planners and entrepreneurs.

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Green Belts for
Available Fresh Food


Food production in urban areas ensures the local production of sufficient, fresh and healthy food where it is needed: close to the people. Great examples exist all over the world and they prove that it’s possible!

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Green Belts for
Sustainable change


By not pushing green belts further away, but embracing them, we shed old behavior that is destroying our planet, and start to make use of the scarce resources at our disposal in a way that stimulates sustainability and circularity.

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Green Belts for
Livable cities


There’s more! Food production can be a starting point for tackling problems related to housing, energy, water and waste. It enables new relationships on a social, ecological and economic level, solving many environmental problems along the way.