Dipl.Phys. Steffen Kriewald

Doctoral Researcher
The rise in worldwide demand for food to nourish an increasing urban population, along with the necessity of drastically reducing the cross-scale environmental impact induced by urban population life-styles, is amongst the greatest present challenges faced by humanity. This situation stresses the importance of assessing the viability of further adequating the city food supply-demand chain to the natural boundaries resulting from the local climate and bio-physical conditions of large urbanized regions. In this context, a global overview of the potential for metropolitan food self-sufficiency, according to agriculture production along the urban-rural transition zone is needed to understand in more detail interactions between sustainable city growth and Climate Change.


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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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