Food is about far more than calories, vitamins and other nutrients.


The Healthy Food Policy Project (HFPP) identifies and elevates local laws that seek to promote access to healthy food while also contributing to strong local economies, an improved environment, and health equity, with a focus on socially disadvantaged and marginalized groups.

Urban Sharing is an ERC grant awarded project lead by prof. Oksana Mont from Lund University. It aims to examine, test and advance knowledge about sharing economies and investigates the design, sustainability of practices and institutionalisation pathways of urban sharing organisations.

The SHARECITY research project are delighted to announce the launch of SHARE IT – The SHARECITY Sustainability Impact Assessment Toolkit! SHARE IT is a free resource, which will can help food sharing initiatives estimate, communicate and improve their sustainability impacts. SHARE IT will support you to determine the extent of the environmental, economic, political and social impacts and communicate them through a customisable sustainability impact report.
More information is available here.

We are pleased to announce the latest book published in the UA Springer Book Series, Designing Urban Food Policies. This book is Open Access, freely available online. This Open Access book is for scientists and experts who work on urban food policies. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the urban food system sustainability and how it can be tackled by local governments.  Written by a collective of researchers, this book describes the existing conceptual frameworks for an analysis of urban food policies, at the crossroads of the concepts of food system and sustainable city. It provides a basis for identifying research questions related to urban local government initiatives in the North and South. It is the result of work carried out within Agropolis International within the framework of the Sustainable Urban Food Systems program and an action research carried out in support of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole for the construction of its agroecological and food policy.
More information about the book is available here.

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted by consumers.
EIT Food is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

Spaces of quiet sustainability: self-provisioning and sharing is a three-year research project (2019–2021) aiming at the understanding of food self-provisioning and the sharing of food and other things. The research is focused on sharing networks around household production and participants’ values and motivations, spatiality of these networks and material flows, on economic and environmental effects of these processes and trends in self-provisioning.

You can download for free (here) the book Urban Food Sharing: rules, tool and networks by SHARECITY’s PI Anna Davies.

Urban Food Futures is an online science magazine dedicated to sustainable urban food systems.

RUAF is an expertise centre and global partnership on sustainable urban agriculture and food systems. The website offers current research, publications, event invitations etc.

Website of an EU research and policy activity FOOD 2030. The site includes information about emerging policy response, conferences, publications etc.

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