With a small grant from the Bavarian Research Alliance, Dr Keech is currently working with Otto Friedrich University (OFU) in Bamberg on a piece of comparative research examining socio-cultural and governance issues linked to food, sustainability and identity in the two cities of Bath and Bamberg.

This research has its roots in Supurbfood, a major EU project that the CCRI has been involved in which has been researching into good practice in food production and consumption in urban areas.

Marc Redepenning, Professor of Geography at OFU, recently visited the CCRI and worked with Dr Keech carrying out interviews in Bath. Dr Keech will be visiting the OFU in Bamberg next week when the partners will explore the opportunities for developing a larger project next year. A short report for the Bavarian state will be written later this year and a joint journal paper is also planned.

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