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Webinar on Urban Food Strategies

Professor Kevin Morgan, Jessica Jane Spayde and Jess Halliday
Tuesday 12th March 2013 - 3:00pm
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The webinar will take place on 12th of March 2013, 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT)

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In the framework of Purefood and Foodlinks European Projects, which promote research and practice on sustainable food systems, we are holding a webinar on Urban Food Strategies to explore recent and ongoing research in this field.

After a brief introduction by Professor Kevin Morgan, Jessica Jane Spayde and Jess Halliday will present different structures and governance approaches that urban food strategies (UFS) and food policy councils (FPC) use in working toward sustainable urban and peri-urban food systems.  

Jessica Jane Spayde will discuss the key roles UFSs and FPCs play in urban food systems.  She will also discuss the ways in which UFSs and FPCs are focusing on integrating and facilitating between civil society, government, and the private sector.  They also are using their positions to raise awareness of the problems in the food system, which helps create a culture where people are more likely to demand sustainability changes from governments and private food companies.
Jess Halliday will explore how each urban food strategy is enabled and/or constrained by its multi-level governance context. Using examples from her own research on UFSs in England she will set out a framework consisting of factors that can affect the ability of a strategy to meet its own objectives. She will explain how it can be used to draw comparisons between strategies in very different governance settings, and can be used to help cities formulate strategies that are context appropriate.

After the presentations, there will be an interactive Q&A session moderated by Dr. Ana Moragues Faus.

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