This master’s programme* centres around the themes of health, ecology and business models regarding the urban food environment. We will train you to initiate and implement new ideas in the food system, together with those parties involved. You will help to build a durable and healthy food system for growing cities like, for example, the ones we have in the Netherlands and in Europe. You will actively work on real-life examples from these cities. During your studies, you will visit a number of inspiring cities that will show you different contexts, and you will be trained to think and act in a systemic way.
During your studies, you will gain knowledge and also learn new skills. You will develop professional skills that you will need as a so-called ‘T-shaped professional’ – someone who is both a generalist and a specialist. You will research the challenges facing the food system and you will look for and work on innovative tools with which changes can be brought about.
The study programme is divided into four phases:
- Exploring: exploring food systems in an urban context;
- Intervening: reframing food systems and designing interventions;
- Experiencing: applying new insights into food systems to an urban and your own professional context;
- Creating: researching and creating new solutions and interventions