AESOP 3rd Sustainable Food Planning Thematic Group Meeting
16th February 2012
Sustainable food planning presentations now available.
The Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) held the 3rd Sustainable Food Planning Thematic Group meeting in Cardiff back in October 2011. The programme and presentations from the meeting are now available online. During the two day conference the following four themes were identified to structure the discussion; urban agriculture, urban-rural linkages, community food strategies and urban food strategies.
This Group brings together academics, policy-makers and practitioners from an international audience and provide a forum for discussion and development of sustainable food systems. Fashioning a sustainable food system is one of the most compelling challenges of the 21st Century. Because of its multi-functional character, food is an ideal medium through which to design sustainable places, be they urban, rural or per-urban places. The conference was jointly hosted by the School of City and Regional Planning the Sustainable Places Research Institute.