Lecture: Food systems planning in cities - the power of engaging citizens to inform urban food policy and planning

City, University of London
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5:30 - 7:00 PM BST

In this talk from City, University of London, Dr Tammara Soma (School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University) will discuss an innovative way to map “assets” (such as supermarkets, street vendors, and/or food banks) in cities to inform food policy and planning decisions. Food asset mapping has thus far not included ecological and cultural assets, and may not reflect lived experiences of marginalised communities. Dr Soma will share results of a Canadian study applying “citizen science”-led food asset mapping with participants from Indigenous and diverse communities in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, in which these concerns are tackled. 

This event will be held 22 April 2021, 5:30 - 7:00 PM BST. Read more and register here.