Integrated urban food policies

We seek for urban food environments that make ecological food available, affordable and attractive to all citizens.

FOODCLIC (integrated urban FOOD policies – developing sustainability Co-benefits, spatial Linkages, social Inclusion and sectoral Connections to transform food systems in city-regions) will create strong science-policy-practice interfaces across eight European city-regions (45 towns and cities). Food Policy Networks will provide the backbone of such interfaces, which will manage real-world experimental Living Labs to build a policy-relevant evidence base through learning-in-action.

Activities will be informed by an innovative conceptual framework, which emphasizes four desired outcomes of food system integration (sustainability co-benefits, spatial linkages, social inclusion and sectoral connectivities). Capacity-building and direct support for intensive multi-stakeholder engagement (including deprived and vulnerable groups) will enable policy actors and urban planners across partner city-regions to develop continuously evolving integrated urban food policies and render planning frameworks food-sensitive.

 

Who’s responsible for it?

Éva Bánsági

Vanda Pózner

Balázs Kapitány

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