Workshop Wageningen

Wageningen UR Campus
Lumen Building, building no 100
Droevendaalsesteeg 3a
6708 PB Wageningen

Upon arrival at the workshop, you are kindly asked to register at the reception desk of the Gaia/Lumen building. As you face the entry, the Lumen building is on the right (the Gaia building is on the left). This is the main building where the workshop will be held. Registration opens at 8:30am and you are encouraged to arrive before the workshop commences (at 9:30am).
The local bus stops at the corner of the Droevendaalsesteeg/university campus, the Lumen building is at 100 m walking distance.

Public transportation

  • Train: the nearest intercity train station is Ede-Wageningen. There is a direct connection from Schiphol National Airport (or Amsterdam Central Station) to Ede-Wageningen every 15 minutes.
  • Bus: departures from the south side of the station bus nr. 88 leaves every 10 minutes for Wageningen centre; the bus stops at the WUR campus:
  • Taxi: the hotel can pick you up at the Ede-Wageningen station and bring you to your hotel. Costs: taxi for 8 persons: €30,- or 4 persons: €25,-. When making your bookings please let the hotel know that you want to be picked up at the station.



19 October:
9:30 Welcome by Prof Adri van den Brink & Prof Arnold van der Valk
9:50 Lecture – Will food remain abundant? – Dr Niek Koning
10:25 Lecture – The Future of Farming – Dr Marjan van Riel
12:00 Lunch in the Restaurant of the Future
13:30 Lecture – Multifunctional Food Clusters – Drs Mirte Cofino & Dr Peter Smeets
14:45 Excursion to FoodValley farms
18:00 Arrival at food farm
18:30 Lecture – Innovation in a Regional Eco-System – Drs Arnoud Leerling
19:00 Dinner at the farm

20 October:
9:30 Good Morning by Prof Adri van den Brink & Prof Arnold van der Valk
9:35 Lecture – Wageningen and Metropolitan Solutions – Dr J.A. (Bram) de Vos, director Environmental Sciences Group
9:45 Lecture – Socio-spatial Dynamics of Urban and Rural Foodscapes – the case of Dar es Salaam – Prof Han Wiskerke
10:20 Lecture – Food is the lever, stupid! The importance of food in city planning – Prof Arnold van der Valk
11:55 Short introduction to the Design Lab
12:00 Lunch in the Restaurant of the Future
13:30 Design Lab 1: Metropolitan Solutions: Urban Foodscapes, Ir Charlotte Buys (curator)
13:30 Design Lab 2: Metropolitan Solutions: (Supra)regional food clusters, Ir Steef Buijs (curator)
17:00 Presentations & Panel discussion, Synthesis
17:45 Wrap-up and concluding remarks by Prof van den Brink & Prof van der Valk
18:00 – 18:30 Drink and snack

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