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Renzo Akkerman in AMS Science for the City event.

Published on
July 20, 2018

How do we feed the increasingly car-free, yet growing city of Amsterdam? And more specifically, what kind of data-driven approaches do we have to look at the related logistics challenges? And what data would we actually need to support decisions related to food supply chains in metropolitan areas?

These were some of the questions that were addressed in a recent event in Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam. Researchers from the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam, as well as Renzo Akkerman from the Operations Research and Logistics group, presented their views on the topic of food-proof cities and evidence-based food systems.

After these presentations, participants of the event discussed several specific topics in groups, especially focusing on the kind of data that would be required to support more intelligent decision-making in urban food systems.