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Introduction

  • Alec ThorntonEmail author
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Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

Among the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the ‘urban SDG’ (SDG11) seeks inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities. Although urban food systems are not specifically mentioned, SDG11 seemingly shares synergies with SDG2, which emphasises ending hunger, achieving food security for all and promoting sustainable agriculture. This book offers an international collection of thematic and applied chapters that will critically explore urban food democracy and the formal integration of urban agriculture, and its related activities, as part of a broader policy approach to sustainable urban development. This means, an approach to good urban governance that is economically and socially responsive and in tune with forms of community-driven adaptation of urban food space, to improve the health and well-being of an urbanising global population.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of New South Wales AustraliaCanberraAustralia

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