The Routledge Handbook of Urban Food Governance is the first collection to reflect on and compile the currently dispersed histories, concepts and practices involved in the increasingly popular field of urban food governance.
Unpacking the power of urban food governance and its capacity to affect lives through the transformation of cities and the global food system, the Handbook is structured into five parts. The first part focuses on histories of urban food governance to trace the historical roots of current dynamics and provide an impetus for the critical lens on urban food governance threaded through the Handbook. The second part presents a broad overview of the different frames, theories and concepts that have informed urban food governance scholarship. Drawing on the previous parts, part three engages with the practice of urban food governance by analysing plans, policies and programmes implemented in different contexts. Part four presents current knowledge on how urban food governance involves different agencies that operate across scales and sectors. The final part asks key figures in this field what the future holds for urban food governance in the midst of pressing societal and environmental challenges. Containing chapters written by emerging and established scholars, as well as practitioners, the Handbook provides a state of the art, global and diverse examination of the role of cities in delivering sustainable and secure food outcomes, as well as providing refreshed theoretical and practical tools to understand and transform urban food governance to enact more sustainable and just futures.
The Routledge Handbook of Urban Food Governance will be essential reading for students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers interested in food governance, urban studies, sustainable food and agriculture, and sustainable living more broadly.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part I|41 pages
Histories of Urban Food Governance
chapter 4|14 pages
The Historical Role of Cities in Recursively Shaping Global Food Systems
part Part II|117 pages
Frames, Theories and Concepts of Urban Food Governance
chapter 5|13 pages
Social Practice Theories and Urban Food Governance
chapter 12|16 pages
Innovation Theory and Urban Food Governance
part Part III|127 pages
Practising Urban Food Governance
chapter 19|18 pages
The Formal and Informal Governance of Urban Food Waste in Cities
part Part IV|88 pages
Scales and Agencies in Urban Food Governance
chapter 26|15 pages
International Agendas and Urban Food Systems Governance
part Part V|74 pages
Urban Food Governance Futures