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  • 1. URBAN FOOD STRATEGY MIX Sustainable Food Workshop for European Cities SUSTAINABLE FOOD GOVERNANCE What role for cities? Joy Carey, Sustainable Food System Planning Bristol, UK joy@joycarey.co.uk www.localfood.org.uk http://localfoodfilm.org.uk/ An URBACT II Thematic Network - Sustainable Food in Urban Communities
  • 2. Insert here background image Feeding the city in an ecologically sound, enconomically efficient and socially just way, is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st Century HOWEVER.... The food system is ‘a stranger to the planning field’ (Pothukuchi & Kaufman, 2000)
  • 3. Insert here background image Why has the food system assumed such political significance at the city level?
  • 4. Who should lead? Where should the role be located? How do we fit food into policy? What is ‘sustainable food governance’ & why is it needed?
  • 5. Insert here background image Taking a ‘whole system’ approach is crucial – decisions about any one element often has an impact on other parts
  • 6. Set up 1991 as subcommittee to the City’s Board of Health Set up 2003, advises the City Council Insert here background image Set up 2003, not for profit, wrote ‘Spade to Spoon’ food strategy 2006 (UK) Approaches to sustainable food governance •Civil society & city government working together •Connecting food with other policy domains •A primary focus on health & environment •Creating dialogue between stakeholders, influencing plans
  • 7. Insert here background image Other examples of strategic leadership on specific aspects of the food system: •Procurement eg Rome, Malmo, Gothenburg •Funding programmes eg Big Lottery local food fund •Partnerships eg Making Local Food Work
  • 8. Local Government; Health Sector; Business; NGO’s & non profit; Voluntary & community Sector; Education Institutions The wider city region The collective power of cities could change the character of the urban foodscape
  • 9. Insert here background image Role of the Bristol Food Policy Council: •Validating •Influencing •Connecting & communicating •Creating visibility
  • 10. Ask ourselves: What matters to a city?
  • 11. Insert here background image Herbie Giradet’s idea: Moving from ‘Petropolis’ to ‘Agropolis’
  • 12. Insert here background image The collective power of cities working together across nations could change the character of the urban foodscape even more…
  • 13. Most important things to consider: •What experiences are most relevant to your city? •What changes do you most need to achieve? •Where will you find most energy & enthusiasm?
  • 14. URBAN FOOD STRATEGY MIX Sustainable Food Workshop for European Cities THANK YOU… Joy Carey, Sustainable Food System Planning Bristol, UK joy@joycarey.co.uk www.localfood.org.uk http://localfoodfilm.org.uk/ An URBACT II Thematic Network - Sustainable Food in Urban Communities