Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Nicolas Bricas
    Pages 1-25 Open Access
  3. Benoit Daviron, Coline Perrin, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard
    Pages 27-51 Open Access
  4. Julie Debru, Caroline Brand
    Pages 75-105 Open Access
  5. Nicolas Bricas, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, Clément Arnal
    Pages 107-122 Open Access
  6. Laura Michel, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard
    Pages 123-138 Open Access
  7. Nicolas Bricas
    Pages 139-142 Open Access

About this book


This Open Access book is for scientists and experts who work on urban food policies. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the urban food system sustainability and how it can be tackled by local governments.  Written by a collective of researchers, this book describes the existing conceptual frameworks for an analysis of urban food policies, at the crossroads of the concepts of food system and sustainable city. It provides a basis for identifying research questions related to urban local government initiatives in the North and South. It is the result of work carried out within Agropolis International within the framework of the Sustainable Urban Food Systems program and an action research carried out in support of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole for the construction of its agroecological and food policy.


Open Access Sustainability Food Planning Food systems Governance Urban design

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline Brand
    • 1
  • Nicolas Bricas
    • 2
  • Damien Conaré
    • 3
  • Benoit Daviron
    • 4
  • Julie Debru
    • 5
  • Laura Michel
    • 6
  • Christophe-Toussaint Soulard
    • 7
  1. 1.Chaire Unesco Alimentations du mondeMontpellier SupAgroMONTPELLIER CEDEX 5France
  3. 3.Chaire Unesco Alimentations du mondeMontpellier SupAgroMONTPELLIER CEDEX 5France
  5. 5.Chaire Unesco Alimentations du mondeMontpellier SupAgroMONTPELLIER CEDEX 5France
  6. 6.Faculty of Law and Political ScienceUniversity of MontpellierMONTPELLIER CEDEX 2France
  7. 7.UMR InnovationINRAMONTPELLIER CEDEX 2France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-13957-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-13958-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1730
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1749
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