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Léna De Brabandere

Bioengineer - Researcher

Prof. Marjolein Visser's research group at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.

Email: lena.de.brabandere@ulb.be

Profile & curriculum

Research interests

  • Urban agriculture and its socio-ecological transformative power

  • Participatory Action Research

  •  Agroecological innovations and the evolution of alternative agricultural production systems

Research project

I currently work on the LagUM project (FEDER), a Participatory Action Research project on urban agriculture in Brussels. This research takes root on an exprimental and educational roof garden for vegetable production.


This project is carried out by a consortium associating academic researchers (Laboratory of agroecology - ULB), actors in the field (Refresh XL asbl ) and public administrations (Municipality of Ixelles). The project will be extended to all related actors from the immediate vicinity to the wider food system. Trough multiscale and transdisciplinary approaches, this research project aims to assess the multifunction and the sustainability of Urban Rooftop Farming in Bruxelles.