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Preparatory reading

IPES, 2021. A long food movement.

Short powerpoint explaining the Nominal Group Technique, a method for collaborative goal setting, defining values for groups, collaborative action planning.

Reading for phase 1

FAO Report : "Integrating food into urban planning“ page 18 - 32.

Tornaghi, Chiara. (2016). Urban Agriculture in the Food‐Disabling City: (Re)defining Urban Food Justice, Reimagining a Politics of Empowerment. Antipode. 49. 10.1111/anti.12291.

Short presentation on Participatory Action Learning and Action Research (PALAR)

Longer presentation on PALAR with criteria and activities.

Triboi, R. 2022 AESOP4FOOD presentation on Living Labs.

Deh-Tor, C.M. . 2017 From Agriculture in the City to an Agroecological Urbanism: The transformative pathway of urban (political) agroecology, in: Urban Agriculture Magazine no. 33 – Urban Agroecology

Nasr, J.and M. Potteiger. Spaces, Systems, and Infrastructures: From Founding Visions to Emerging Approaches for the Productive Urban Landscape

Background reading

Deh-Tor, C.M. 2021. Food as an urban question, and the foundations of a reproductive, agroecological, urbanism, Chapter 1 in: Tornaghi, Ch. and Dehaene, M. 2021. Resourcing an Agroecological Urbanism: Political, Transformational and Territorial Dimensions.

FAO. 2019. FAO framework for the Urban Food Agenda. Rome.

IDS & IPES-Food, 2022. Agroecology, regenerative agriculture, and nature-based solutions: Competing framings of food system sustainability in global policy and funding spaces.

University of California, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. What Is a Community Food System? Community Food Systems. Defining Community Food Systems.

Reading for phase 2

FAO. (2018) City Region Food System Toolkit, Assessing and planning sustainable city region food systems, publication of FAO, RUAF and Wilfrid Laurier University. - please read the introduction (page 1-3) and go over the questions and schemes of page nrs 133 until 144 (please note these are the pages in the pdf 138-149).

Mette Vaarst, Arthur Getz Escudero, M. Jahi Chappell, Catherine Brinkley, Ravic Nijbroek, Nilson A.M. Arraes, Lise Andreasen, Andreas Gattinger, Gustavo Fonseca De Almeida, Deborah Bossio & Niels Halberg (2018) Exploring the concept of agroecological food systems in a city-region context, Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 42:6, 686-711, DOI: 10.1080/21683565.2017.1365321

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (2011) Community-Based Food System Assessment and Planning - Facilitator’s Guidebook, publication 3108-9029.- please read the introduction and then continue until page 18.

Countryside Charity (CPRE – UK) - just read the 7 pages that explain the toolkit.

Background reading

Bortoletti, M., and J. Lomax. "Collaborative framework for food systems transformation." A multistakeholder pathway for sustainable food systems. UN environment. ISBN (2019): 978-92.

Corcoran, M. P. 2021. Beyond ‘food apartheid’: Civil society and the politicization of hunger in New Haven, Connecticut. In: Urban Agric Region Food Syst. 2021;6:e20013.


Viljoen, A. and Bohn, K. (eds) (2014) Second Nature Urban Agriculture: Designing productive cities, Routledge: London and New York.

Viljoen, A., Bohn, K. and Howe, J. (eds and co-authors) (2005) CPULs Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for sustainable cities, Oxford: Architectural Press.

Wiskerke, Johannes SC. "On places lost and places regained: Reflections on the alternative food geography and sustainable regional development." International planning studies 14.4 (2009): 369-387.

Reading for phase 3

UN Habitat, 2012: Visioning as a Participatory Planning Tool

website of FAO on City Regions Food Systems

Background reading

Cohen and Ilieva (2021). Expanding the boundaries of food policy: The turn to equity in New York City. Food Policy, 103

Alessandra Manganelli (2020): Realising local food policies: a comparison between Toronto and the Brussels-Capital Region’s stories through the lenses of reflexivity and colearning, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning

Van de Griend, J., Duncan, J., & Wiskerke, J. (2019). How Civil Servants Frame Participation: Balancing Municipal Responsibility With Citizen Initiative in Ede’s Food Policy. Politics and Governance, 7(4), 59-67

Jeroen J. L. Candel (2019): What’s on the menu? A global assessment of MUFPP signatory cities’ food strategies, Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

Sonnino, R. Tegoni, C. De Cunto, A. , (2019) The challenge of systemic food change: Insights from cities, Cities, Vol. 85, pp. 110-116

Landert, J.; Schader, C.; Moschitz, H.; Stolze, M. A Holistic Sustainability Assessment Method for Urban Food System Governance. Sustainability 2017, 9, 490

RUAF, Urban Agriculture Magazin no. 36, Food Policy Councils.

Reading for phase 4

Scoones et al. (2015) The politics of Green Transformation (Chapter 1). Oxon/New York: Routledge.

David Holmgren’s text “Descent scenarios” chapter 4 of Future Scenario (2008)

Background reading

This is the online exhibition and resource curated by Sebastien Marot. It consists of 42 panels arranged in 6 thematic lines of thinking. They compose an ideology, i.e. a jurisprudence of ideas, moments and figures which one might bear in mind when considering the nexus of agriculture and architecture, and its evolution.

Reading for phase 5

Background reading