CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices: Operationalising the Food-Water-Energy Nexus
The CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices: Operationalising the Food-Water-Energy Nexus project seeks to strengthen urban resilience through the development of an intersectoral knowledge platform. Its research will focus on the development of Urban Living Labs in six case studies cities in Netherlands (Eindhoven), Poland (Gdansk), Sweden (Uppsala), Taiwan (Taipei), United Kingdom (Southend-on-Sea) and the United States (Miami).
By facilitating the creation of cross-sectoral indicators and an assessment framework, the project will support policy makers in the design of future urban planning. The research will also explore a range of potential solutions for the different contexts of each city, such as urban good production systems powered by renewable sources and the use of application of ecological systems to support urban water management and drainage.
Alessandro Melis (Principal Investigator, Senior Lecturer)
Julia Brown (Co-investigator)
Djamila Ouelhadj (Co-investigator)
Claire Coulter (Project Manager)
University of Portsmouth
Southend on Sea Borough Council
Glasgow City Council
KnowNow Information Ltd
Eindhoven University of Technology
City of Eindhoven
Gdansk University of Technology
City of Gdansk
City of Uppsala
Florida International University
Miami City Council
National Taiwan University
Taipei City Government
• Creation of Urban Living Labs in six case study cities.
• Development of a multi-dimensional GIS-system baseline platform to guide urban planning.
• Targeted engagement of local communities in processes and broader dissemination through project website and other platforms.
The CRUNCH project: Sustaining food, water and energy in an age of climate change
17 December 2018