Matt Reed and Dan Keech have had a jointly authored paper published today (12th July) in Landscape Research. The paper is entitled ‘Gardening cyberspace—social media and hybrid spaces in the creation of food citizenship in the Bristol city-region, UK’.
Luca Lazzarini, our visiting PhD from Polytechnic of Turin, is making a presentation as part of the CCRI Seminar Series on Thursday 29th June. His presentation is based on the results of his study period at CCRI, which is due to end on July 15th 2017.
Dan Keech is making a presentation at the Critical Foodscapes conference today, 7th July, at Warwick University. He will be presenting a paper entitled ‘Urban Agriculture – charting new democratic governance for food production? The example of Bristol, UK’, which was written together with Matt Reed.
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.
CCRI are developing closer links with the Bristol Pound (B£), an alternative local currency for the city.
The European Commission has funded a project, called SUPURB Food, to explore good practice in the development of food production and consumption within city regions. Bristol is one of the seven urban case-study regions, on which a CCRI team will be working.