The Urban Transformations Network has been established by a multidisciplinary group of academics and practitioners from Europe who within the context of sustainable and resilient development wish to identify future pathways to policy supporting the integration of productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities.
Core members of this network have collaborated since 2006 on different projects, but have never been able to bring their experience together to significantly advance practice and research. The network has been established to meet three key objectives. 1) To define policy pathways that create the conditions allowing for innovation and development in urban design and food systems. 2) To deepen and extend a growing impact on urban transformations from arts and design led multidisciplinary practice that is beginning to explore the role of urban agriculture within productive urban landscapes. 3) To develop and promote innovative methods for bridging design and policy development in the context of cross disciplinary working, and identifying outstanding questions in relation to productive urban landscape research and education.