RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016

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361 Cities as Nodes in the Food Nexus (2): A World Café Conversation
Affiliation Food Geographies Working Group
Convenor(s) Beth Perry (University of Salford, UK)
Michael Hardman (University of Salford, UK)
Gareth Haysom (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Peter Rundkvist (City of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Chair(s) Beth Perry (University of Salford, UK)
Timetable Friday 02 September 2016, Session 4 (16:50 - 18:30)
Session abstract Cities are unique crucibles for exploring the food nexus as sites within which the complex inter-relationships between infrastructure and space, people and place can be examined. Contributors to this session have been invited to draw on examples of food-based initiatives in different urban contexts from the Global South to North to explore the dynamic interconnections in the urban food nexus. A specific focus is on the relationship between governance, policy and practice and the diverse tensions and rationalities that emerge. In Session 1, we will explore diverse urban foodscapes using a variety of approaches, including films and gaming alongside more traditional paper presentations. In Session 2, we will then seek to generate a world café style discussion to identify key research and practice challenges in the urban food nexus.
Linked Sessions Cities as Nodes in the Food Nexus (1): Learning from the Global South and North
Contact the conference organisers to request a change to session or paper details: AC2016@rgs.org
Mapping the Urban Foodscape
David Simon (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK / Mistra Urban Futures)
Imogen Bellwood-Howard (Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany)
Michael Hardman (University of Salford, UK)
Beth Perry (University of Salford, UK)
Gareth Haysom (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Peter Rundkvist (City of Gothenburg, Sweden)
This whole session will comprise a World Café style discussion. Building on the urban foodscapes presented in Session 1, audience participants will be invited to share their own experiences of researching/working in different contexts. A World Café discussion will then be facilitated around key themes. Insights will be captured during small group discussions leading to facilitated feedback and a wider reflection towards the end of the session. The aim is to co-produce a shared research practice agenda on cities as nodes in the food nexus. Attendance at the previous linked session (Cities as Nodes in the Food Nexus (1): Learning from the Global South and North ) is recommended, but not essential, to participate in this session.