Public Events 

Stakeholder Workshop on “Past, Present, and Future of the Produce Wholesale Market Freiburg,” in cooperation with the Grossmarkt Freiburg, Freiburg, March 2023

Stakeholder Workshop on “Assessing the Sustainability of Public Canteens in the Freiburg Region,” Freiburg, December 2022

Stakeholder Workshop on “Regional Strategy towards a Sustainable Food System,” in cooperation with the Food Policy Council Freiburg, Freiburg, October 2022

Stakeholder Workshop on “Municipal Tools for the Sustainable Local Food Economy,” in cooperation with the German Cities Association, Freiburg, July 2022 – Handbook

Stakeholder Workshop on “Sustainable Food System Transitions in the Upper-Rhine Region,” in cooperation with EUCOR, online, December 2021 – Report

Stakeholder Workshop on “Current State and Vision for the Craft Brewing Economy in Arizona,” in cooperation with the AZ Craft Brewers Guild, online, November 2020

Stakeholder Workshop on “Fostering a Sustainable Local Food Economy in Tempe – the Role of the City,” online, April 2020 

Stakeholder Workshop on “Implementing Sustainable Food Forests in Arizona,” Tempe, Arizona, December 2019 – Report

Stakeholder Workshop on “Sustainable Coffee Sourcing by Coffee Businesses in Arizona,” Phoenix, Arizona, October 2019 – Report

Stakeholder Workshop on “Cooperative Business Development for Food Entrepreneurs,” Phoenix, Arizona, April 2019

Stakeholder Roundtable on “Sustainable International Coffee Supply in Arizona,” Tempe, Arizona, December 2018 – Report

Stakeholder Conference on “Growing Cooperative Businesses in Arizona,” in cooperation with the AZ Cooperative Initiative, Phoenix, Arizona, December 2018

Research Presentations (Keynotes) 

Sipple, D., & Wiek, A. (2022). Municipal Tools for Fostering the Sustainable Local Food Economy. Workshop “Municipal Tools for the Sustainable Local Food Economy,” Freiburg, July 11, 2022. Handbook

Wiek, A. (2022). How Innovations in Sustainable Food Economies can Address the Impacts of Climate Change and Global Food Crises. Parliamentary Breakfast by the University of Freiburg, Stuttgart, June 22, 2022

Wiek, A. (2022). Inspiring Vision Elements for the Sustainable Development of the Food System in the Freiburg Region. Kick-Off Workshop on the Food Strategy for Freiburg Region, Kirchzarten, May 12, 2022

Albrecht, S., & Wiek, A. (2021). Food Forests as Sustainable Solutions for the Food Economy – Results from Transformative Sustainability Research. German Federal Environmental Agency, Online, June 10, 2021

Wiek, A. (2021). The Cooperative Business Model for Sustainable Production and Consumption. Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) Webinar, December 13, 2021

Wiek, A. (2021). Sustainable Systems Engineering for the Local Food Economy. Sustainability Talks Series, Institute for Sustainable Technical Systems, University of Freiburg, December 9, 2021 

Wiek, A. (2021). Overcoming the Problem Bias – Researching and Learning Sustainable Food Economy Solutions. RIHN International Symposium on „Transitioning Cultures of Everyday Food Consumption and Production towards a Post-Growth Future,” online, January 13-15, 2021. Publication

Wiek, A. & Gascón, L. (2021). Sustainable Food System Governance in the Upper-Rhine Region. Stakeholder Workshop on “Sustainable Food System Transitions in the Upper-Rhine Region,” online, December 2, 2021 

Wiek, A. (2020). Educating for a Sustainable Bio-Economy – Going beyond Education-As-Usual. “Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020,” online, November 18, 2020 

Wiek, A. (2019). The Quiet Sustainability Transformation – Benefit Corporations, Worker Cooperatives, and Local Living Economies. Conference on “Innovation, Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability,” University of Economics, Prague, May 30-31, 2019

Weber, H., Wiek, A., & Lang, D.J. (2019). Overcoming Distance in Sustainable International Food Supply – A Typology. “Leverage Points Conference,” Lüneburg, February 5, 2019. Publication

Wiek, A. (2018). Competencies for Sustainability Entrepreneurs. Symposium on “Competencies and Innovations for the Future,” Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen. November 8, 2018. Publication


“Why There’s a Push to Grow Cooperative Businesses in Arizona” by Christina Estes. KJZZ, January 4, 2019. LINK

“Entrepreneurs prep for sustainable food businesses at ASU” by Emma Greguska. ASU News, September 20, 2019. LINK