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Integrating Food into Urban Planning

Cabannes, Y and Marocchino, C (Eds). (2018) Integrating Food into Urban Planning. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The integration of food into urban planning is a crucial and emerging topic. Urban planners, alongside the local and regional authorities that have traditionally been less engaged in food-related issues, are now asked to take a central and active part in understanding how food is produced, processed, packaged, transported, marketed, consumed, disposed of and recycled in our cities. While there is a growing body of literature on the topic, the issue of planning cities in such a way they will increase food security and nutrition, not only for the affluent sections of society but primarily for the poor, is much less discussed, and much less informed by practices. This volume, a collaboration between the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at UCL and the Food Agricultural Organisation, aims to fill this gap by putting more than 20 city-based experiences in perspective, including studies from Toronto, New York City, Portland and Providence in North America; Milan in Europe and Cape Town in Africa; Belo Horizonte and Lima in South America; and, in Asia, Bangkok and Tokyo. By studying and comparing cities of different sizes, from both the Global North and South, in developed and developing regions, the contributors collectively argue for the importance and circulation of global knowledge rooted in local food planning practices, programmes and policies.

Type: Book
Title: Integrating Food into Urban Planning
ISBN-13: 9781787353763
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787353763
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787353763
Language: English
Additional information: Text © UCL Press and FAO, 2018 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in captions, 2018 This book is published under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO license (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 1GO). This license allows you to share, copy, redistribute and adapt the work for non-commercial use, provided the original author and source are credited and that modified versions use the same license. Attribution should include the following information: Cabannes, Y. and Marocchino, C. (eds). 2018. Integrating Food into Urban Planning. London, UCL Press; Rome, FAO. https://doi.org/10.14324/111. 9781787353763 Further details about Creative Commons licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/
Keywords: food, planning, urban, food security
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Development Planning Unit
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10061454
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