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M-NEX is an internationally joint research project "The Moveable Nexus: Design-led Urban Food, Energy and Water Management Innovation in New Boundary Conditions of Change", granted by Belmont Forum/JPI Urban Europe. Dr. Wanglin Yan, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan leads it under the international consortium with 7 partners from 6 countries. Qatar University is participating under the Center for Sustainable Development led by Prof. Sami Sayadi and is fully funded by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).

Urban communities are particularly vulnerable to the future demand of food, energy, water and waste, and this is further exacerbated by the onset of climate change. A solution needs to be found for a FEWW nexus.

This internationally diverse project, based around urban design practice, sees urban agriculture as a key facilitator of the Nexus, needing water and energy to become productive. Working directly with living labs in some of the most vulnerable communities in the partner cities, Belfast, Doha, Detroit, Tokyo-Yokohama, Amsterdam, and Sydney, the team aims to codesign new food futures with stakeholders that leave them less vulnerable to forces disturbing the nexus. The lessons learned from these stakeholder workshops will be shared outside the team, via the open M-NEX platform, so that lessons learned locally can be applied globally.