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Integrating Food into Urban Planning

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 the way food is produced, processed, packaged, transported, marketed, consumed, disposed of, and recycled in our cities.

Despite a growing body of literature on food and cities, the issue of planning cities in such a way that they will increase food security and nutrition not only for the affluent segments of society but also the poor, is much less discussed and much informed by practice. This volume fills this gap by putting more than twenty cities’ experiences in perspective: Toronto, New York, Providence, and Portland; Cape Town and Ghana in Africa; Milan in Europe; Lima and Belo Horizonte in South America; and, in Asia, Tokyo and Bangkok, Solo, and Yogyakarta in Indonesia.

360 pages | 6.14 x 9.21 | © 2018

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Table of Contents

"Introduction: Food challenges faced by an urbanising world
1. Food and urban planning: The missing link
Yves Cabannes and Cecilia Marocchino

2. Articulating public agencies, experts, corporations, civil society
and the informal sector in planning food systems in Bangkok
Piyapong Boossabong

3. Edible Providence: Integrating local food into urban planning
Katherine Brown and Sheila Deming Brush

4. Connecting food systems and urban planning: The
experience of Portland, Oregon
Nunzia Borrelli

5. Urban agriculture in Lima metropolitan area: One (short)
step forward, two steps backwards – the limits of urban food
Alain Santandreu

6. Growing food connections through planning: Lessons from
the United States
Samina Raja, Jennifer Whittaker, Enjoli Hall,
Kimberley Hodgson and Jeanne Leccese

7. Food flows and waste: Planning for the dirty side of urban
food security
Pay Drechsel and Hanna Karg
Planning a local and global foodscape: Tsukiji fish market in
Alice Covatta

9. Improving urban food security in African cities: Critically
assessing the role of informal retailers
Jane Battersby and Vanessa Watson

10. Integrating food distribution and food accessibility into
municipal planning: Achievements and challenges of a
Brazilian metropolis, Belo Horizonte
Cecília Delgado

11. Making food markets work: Towards participatory planning
and adaptive governance
Lily Song and John Taylor

12. Formalisation of fresh food markets in China: The story of
Shuwen Zhou

13. Food asset mapping in Toronto and Greater Golden
Horseshoe region
Lauren Baker

14. Greater Milan’s foodscape: A neo-rural metropolis
Stefano Quaglia and Jean-Baptiste Geissler
15. Participatory planning for food production at city scale:
Experiences from a stakeholder dialogue process in Tamale,
Northern Ghana
Imogen Bellwood-Howard, Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic,
Eileen Nchanji, Martina Shakya and René van Veenhuizen

16. Unintentional food zoning: A case study of East Harlem,
New York
Nevin Cohen

Appendix 1
List of declarations, charters and agreements examined in relation
to ‘integrating food into urban planning’
Appendix 2
City charters analysed in Chapter 1"

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