Researchers and students are invited to participate in this seminar to learn more about how Utrecht University’s campus could be used as a living lab for sustainability food research and how such a living lab could contribute to teaching, but also to research output.
The Future Food Hub organizes this seminar together with Pathways to Sustainability visiting professor John Robinson from Toronto University.
Robinson, renowned scholar on problem-driven interdisciplinarity, has advised Utrecht University’s Executive Board to use its campus as a living laboratory for sustainability. During the last Pathways to Sustainability Conference he shared his vision of a university campus where staff and students, along with private, public and not-for-profit partners, maximise the opportunities to work together on sustainability issues.
The university’s physical plant, and its education and research capabilities are then used to test, study, teach, apply and share lessons, technologies and policies. The idea is to increase both human and environmental wellbeing, through what he calls ‘regenerative sustainability’.