Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems (FutureLearn)

Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems (FutureLearn)
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Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems (FutureLearn)
Discover how circular business models transform urban food systems to tackle grand challenges through innovative solutions. Explore how circular economy can foster sustainable urban food systems. On this course, you’ll discover how to design and build circular food systems for resilient, smart and sustainable cities.

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In a scenario where the world’s population will reach 9 billion people in 2050, with almost 70% of them concentrated in urban areas and requiring three times more resources than we currently use, the traditional ‘linear economy’ is no longer suitable.

You’ll explore the catalytic role of cities to foster healthy and inclusive food policies, adopting systems thinking, institutional innovation, and participatory approaches in order to fulfill the 2030 SDGs.




Syllabus


Week 1: Thinking and Acting Circular in the context of SDGs: why and for whom?

Week 2: Designing Circular Food Systems: Challenges and Opportunities

Week 3: Unlocking Value Creation through Circular Business Models

Week 4 :Engaging Food System Stakeholders Effectively


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Explore the Circular Economy principles, concepts and measurements in the context of SDGs

- Identify and assess challenges and opportunities when designing Circular Food Systems

- Assess how Urban Food Policies can support urban-rural linkages and guide the transition to Sustainable Urban Food Systems

- Develop and assess Circular Business Models and their role in creating product-service combinations to achieve Food Circularity

- Develop skills and practical tools to disseminate awareness and educate third parties on Urban Food Circularity to foster Sustainable Food Systems



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39.00 EUR
This course is primarily designed for policymakers, public institutions, intermediaries, and educators. It would also appeal to anyone with an interest in issues of sustainability and urban food systems.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.