A paper written by Damian Maye has been published in City, Culture and Society.. The paper is entitled ‘Smart food city’: conceptual relations between smart city planning, urban food systems and innovation theory’.
Dan Keech has had a paper accepted for publication in the first volume of the new journal Urban Agriculture and Regional Food Systems. The paper was co-written with Evy Mettepenningen, Marlinde Koopmans, Ilona Kunda and Talis Tisenkopfs and has emerged from CCRI’s involvement in the SUPURBfood project.
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Cities cover just 2% of the planet’s surface but consume 75% of its resources. Any movement towards sustainability will need to focus on the resource-use challenges linked to production and manufacturing, a major part of which will be the role of food and agriculture. Until recently, the benefits of agriculture were considered to be part of the rural development realm. But research suggests that in the future they will be part of city life.
Damian Maye is making an opening presentation at the FOODMETRES final conference ‘Towards a Territorial Approach for European Food Security’
CCRI’s Dr Damian is a member of the Advisory Committee for the EU project FOODMETRES (‘Food Planning and Innovation for Sustainable Metropolitan Regions’), which aims to assess the environmental and socio-economic impacts of food chains with regard to the spatial, logistical and resource dimensions of growing food in metropolitan (urban) regions.
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.
Matt Reed has been working with others from CCRI as part of the SUPURBFOOD project. The project has now reached a point where they are seeking opinions from others, and Matt has kindly written this blog post to provide an overview of the current situation…
Matt Reed talks about his ‘zombie ideas’, presented in his opening presentation at the latest project meeting of SUPURBFOOD, held in Rome.
In late June as part of the SUPURBFOOD project a team from the CCRI took part in an international seminar hosted by the University of Vigo. The seminar brought together people working on questions of short food supply chains, recycling nutrients and multi-functional land use from across the planet. Part of the SUPURBFOOD project is to look at how urban areas can play an active role in improving the sustainability of the food in and around the edge of the city. You can see a video of Matt Reed presenting a synthesis of the findings from the 7 City Regions