International Laboratory
of Architecture
& Urban Design

Digital Twins for Food systems Transformation
February 6, 2021
This contribution is about digitalisation of value chains sourcing cities and urban consumers. All sourcing areas are increasingly subject to stress factors such as climate change. Digitalisation is often indicated as a solution to effectively manage value chains in face of such stresses, like in the case of the recent pandemic. However, as indicated for instance in ‘The digitalization of African agriculture report 2018-2019’ (CTA Dalberg), this cannot only occur as a technological transformation driven by a few “sup platforms” and eCommerce global players. It has to be accompanied by social processes whereby digital solutions are identified which do not leave behind the most disadvantaged actors in the value chains, especially poor farmers and urban consumers: a point of attention for international (e.g. IFAD, the FAO, the WB) and national organisations dealing with digitalisation and development. New promising technologies such as big data, modelling, analytics, etc. now also seen in the form of “digital twins”, should be promoted, co-designed, possibly owned and managed by these actors, in order to support efficient, resilient and equitable food value chains for future cities.

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Scadenza del bando: 28/02/2021 / 
Premio di studio Etra "Connie" Occhialini. A.A. 2020/2021

Dedicato a: 2 studenti laureandi in Architettura (purché iscritti ad un laboratorio di sintesi finale o equivalente) ed a neolaureati in Architettura presso università italiane, a partire dall’anno accademico 2014/2015, interessati a compiere un viaggio di studio finalizzato  allo svolgimento in loco di un lavoro originale di documentazione e analisi critica di interventi complessi riguardanti la riqualificazione di spazi pubblici esistenti, o la creazione di nuovi di rilevanza urbana, in Italia o in un altro paese europeo, realizzati nell’ultimo decennio o in stato avanzato di realizzazione.

 

Importo: 1500 euro