Food in the city: urban food movements and the (re)imagining of urban spaces

Kristen Lyons, Carol Richards, Lotus Desfours and Marco Amati (2013) Food in the city: urban food movements and the (re)imagining of urban spaces. Australian Planner, 50 2: 157-163. doi:10.1080/07293682.2013.776983

Author Kristen Lyons
Carol Richards
Lotus Desfours
Marco Amati
Title Food in the city: urban food movements and the (re)imagining of urban spaces
Journal name Australian Planner   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0729-3682
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07293682.2013.776983
Volume 50
Issue 2
Start page 157
End page 163
Total pages 7
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Ethical food movements are growing in number throughout Australia. Amongst these diverse movements are urban agriculture initiatives, which articulate a multitude of social and environmental values. Yet, despite the long history of production and exchange of food in urban areas, planners (and others) often overlook its significance. To assist in addressing this oversight, we take the case study of Melbourne to examine the ways in which participants in urban agriculture are re-imagining urban spaces and the future of agriculture and food systems in Australia. We demonstrate that urban food advocates' politics and practices both challenge and resist the enclosure of urban spaces. This creates new frontiers that transgress social, political, ecological and economic boundaries and edges. These transgressions or counter-enclosures articulate new visions for secure and just food systems and, in so doing, offer insights to assist planners in ensuring Australian cities support socially just and environmentally responsible food systems.
Keyword Enclosures
Food politics
Urban agriculture
Urban food movements
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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