City Regions as Landscapes for People, Food and Nature is a new take on integrated landscapes that highlights important linkages between cities, peri-urban areas and rural areas. Challenges like poverty, climate change, and growing demand for resources are issues faced across the urban rural continuum, and they all relate to food. With food and agriculture linking the ecosystems, economies, and public health of communities rural and urban, we must plan for food systems on a city region scale in order to meet 21st century challenges and reduce the risk they pose to food and nutrition security.
Co-authors Thomas Forster, a faculty member at the New School’s Food Studies Program, and Arthur Getz Escudero, a researcher at Cardiff University School of Planning and Geography, highlight innovative research and policy bridges for solutions that address common challenges and opportunities in these areas which have long been considered in isolation.
Read the report that Gino Van Begin, Secretary General of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability calls “a timely response to the demand [...] to incorporate food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture and related ecosystem services in urban and regional planning for human communities.”
Source and more info available on the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature, an international initiative for Dialogue, Learning and Action website.