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.

chapter 1|19 pages

Towards Urban Food Governance for More Sustainable and Just Futures

ByAna Moragues-Faus, Jill K. Clark, Jane Battersby, Anna Davies

part Part I|41 pages

Histories of Urban Food Governance

part Part II|117 pages

Frames, Theories and Concepts of Urban Food Governance

chapter 5|13 pages

Social Practice Theories and Urban Food Governance

From Problem Framing to Designing Collaborative Change Initiatives
ByMarlyne Sahakian, Stefan Wahlen

chapter 6|14 pages

Feminist Ethics of care in Urban Food Governance

ByMiriam J. Williams, Emma L. Sharp

chapter 7|13 pages

Urban Food Democracy

ByBasil Bornemann, Sabine Weiland

chapter 9|16 pages

Justice, Race and Urban Food Governance

ByJulian Agyeman, Alison Alkon, Alexandra Duprey

chapter 10|16 pages

Conceptualisations of Urban Food Governance

ByJess Halliday

chapter 11|12 pages

Exploring Urban Foodscapes via Feminist Political Ecology

ByAlice J. Hovorka

chapter 12|16 pages

Innovation Theory and Urban Food Governance

Transition Thinking, Social Innovation and Transformative Change
ByDamian Maye, Daniel Keech, Matt Reed

part Part III|127 pages

Practising Urban Food Governance

chapter 13|13 pages

Relationships between Food Policy Councils and Government in the United States

ByKaren Bassarab, Raychel Santo, Anne Palmer

chapter 15|15 pages

Conceptualizing and Exploring U.S. Urban Food Policy

ByJill K. Clark, Aiden Irish

chapter 17|13 pages

Public Procurement as a Tool in Urban Food Governance in Brazil

ByLuciene Burlandy, Cecilia Rocha, Patricia Camacho Dias

chapter 18|8 pages

Can Participatory Budgeting Be a Tool in Urban Food Governance?

ByCecilia Rocha, Luciene Burlandy

chapter 19|18 pages

The Formal and Informal Governance of Urban Food Waste in Cities

Case Studies in the United States and Indonesia
ByDaniel N. Warshawsky, Tammara Soma

chapter 20|15 pages

Perspective from an African City

Food Market Governance in Dar es Salaam
ByMarc C. A. Wegerif, Luitfred Kissoly

chapter 21|15 pages

Urban Agriculture Practice, Policy and Governance

ByLauren Baker, James Kuhns, Joe Nasr

part Part IV|88 pages

Scales and Agencies in Urban Food Governance

chapter 23|16 pages

Governing Urban Land for Community Food Cultivation

ByKirsten Valentine Cadieux

chapter 24|12 pages

Why Small Towns Matter

Rural–Urban Linkages and Food Systems in the Global South
ByCecilia Tacoli

chapter 25|12 pages

The City Region Food System

Broadening Space for Urban Governance
ByAlison Blay-Palmer, Jess Halliday, Guido Santini, Joy Carey, Roman Malec, Makiko Taguchi, René van Veenhuizen, Laine Young

chapter 26|15 pages

International Agendas and Urban Food Systems Governance

Informing, Integrating and Operationalizing the SDGs
ByThomas Forster, Florence Egal, Ana Puhac

part Part V|74 pages

Urban Food Governance Futures

chapter 28|14 pages

Towards Governance for Open Urban Food Futures

ByJaz Hee-jeong Choi, Sara Heitlinger, Alex Taylor, Viktor Bedö

chapter 29|14 pages

Embedding Futures in Urban Food Governance

Participatory Foresight in Eindhoven and Kyoto
ByAniek Hebinck, Joost Vervoort, Astrid Mangnus, Steven R. McGreevy

chapter 30|16 pages

More-than-Human Computer Interaction for Urban Food Governance

BySara Heitlinger, Lara Houston, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Alex Taylor, Ruth Catlow

chapter 32|14 pages

Towards Good Food Landscapes

The Intrinsic Links between Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes and Food Governance
ByKatrin Bohn, André Viljoen