Food and The Cities

Food Policies for Sustainable Cities

uscita: ottobre 2015
numero pagine: 192
ISBN: 9788866271789
formato: 13,2 X 18,5
stato: disponibile
15,00 euro

As of 2008, more than half of the world’s population lives in a city. This is an unprecedented moment in human history, heralding new opportunities with respect to the sustainability of food systems on a local, regional, and global scale. Urbanized areas concentrate the vast majority of food consumption, and it is in cities that the political decision-makers, organizations, and infrastructures that impact global food systems all collide. Food and the Cities recounts the experiences of different cities such as Almere, Amsterdam, Bristol, Ghent, London, Malmö, Milan, Melbourne, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Vancouver, and dozens of others around the world. Each of them has adopted policies on food-related issues, confronting problems of governance, local production, access, education, reduction of wastes and environmental impacts, and support for the agro-ecosystem, in the process creating more comprehensive urban food strategies.


Includes an introduction by Giuliano Pisapia, Mayor of Milan, and a preface by Giuseppe Guzzetti, President of the Fondazione Cariplo.



By Giuliano Pisapia, Mayor of Milan

By Giuseppe Guzzetti, President of the Fondazione Cariplo

1. Food: keystone of cities’ sustainability and resiliency
By Andrea Calori

Prologue: cities and an urbanizing world
Food as keystone to the sustainability of development
The global food economy and the resiliency of local urban ecosystems
The green revolution: the agricultural side of world urbanization
The connection between urban and rural: a critical juncture for sustainability
Urban agriculture: global idea, local examples
From practice to policy
The turn of the millennium: cities take charge
Urban food policies and strategies

2. An overview of urban food policies
By Andrea Calori, Andrea Magarini

The paradoxes and urban cultures at the root of policy
The subject and content of urban food policies
Commonly recurring themes
Examples from around the world
Studying and assessing cities’ food systems
Examples of studies and assessments of urban food systems

3. Guidelines for governance of urban food systems in sustainable cities
By Andrea Calori

What we know and what we’ve learned
Food as urban infrastructure
Integration and sustainability
Urban food needs
From needs to policies
Articulating systemic knowledge
Building shared consensus
The public actor
Technical assistance
New tasks and institutional actors

Figures on paradigmatic cases
By Andrea Magarini

Urban food policies in the world
New York
San Francisco


About the authors

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