AMS ASFP Meeting (AMS’s student network for Sustainable Food Planning)

Prof. Arnold van der Valk (Land Use Planning Group-Wageningen UR) and Beatriz Pineda Revilla (junior researcher at the University of Amsterdam) organise the next ASFP meetings (AMS’ Students network for Sustainable Food Planning) on January 15 (14:00-16:00).

MSc students and potential PhD candidates interested in the topics of sustainable food planning and urban agriculture are welcome to join. ASFP is a peer platform for thesis research and thesis writing, where students interested in sustainable food planning and urban agriculture can find extra guidance from Prof. Arnold van der Valk and Beatriz Pineda Revilla, as well as from peer students who are going through similar struggles during the process of writing the research proposals, conducting fieldwork, thesis writing, etc. The programme for each meeting depends on students’ requests and suggestions.

On the agenda for our next meeting:

  • Ioana-Cristina Musat, Msc Student Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University, will present her research ‘in progress’ (struggles and achievements) at the community garden ‘Boeletuin’ in South Amsterdam.
  • Jasper Reijenga, alumni UvA MSc Urban and Regional Planning, will present his ideas on how to make use of the ASFP platform to organise an AMS event on his topic of interest, aquaponics.
  • Anke de Vries (anthropologist) and Monica Velasco (architect) will present their project ‘Urban Food Mapping – Amsterdam’ (To be confirmed).

If you would like to present the findings of your Master Thesis or to present work in progress to receive feedback, you are most welcome. Please contact Beatriz Pineda Revilla ( with your suggestions as well as to confirm your attendance to the meeting on January 15.