Research Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Food (SURF)

The Research Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Food (SURF) carries out world-class research into the emerging role of cities and regions in the geography and polity of food. It builds on the interdisciplinary expertise of our long-established food research community at Cardiff University’s School of Planning and Geography (CPLAN) and Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE) to promote research, teaching and post-graduate training in the area of sustainable urban and regional food systems.

The Centre’s aims are:

  • To design and take forward interdisciplinary and path-breaking research on urban and regional food systems;
  • To provide a focus for CPLAN’s and PLACE’s already extensive policy, advisory and stakeholder engagement activities from global (FAO, European Commission, WFP and UN-HABITAT) to national/local (DEFRA, Scottish and Welsh Government) work;
  • To disseminate research that contributes to meet today’s grand challenges about food security, sustainability and justice;
  • To support the training, career development and funding of researchers working on sustainable food systems.

For more information on the the work of SURF, please contact:
Dr Ana Moragues Faus
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 75774