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Battersby, J. (2012), 'Urban food security and climate change: a system of flows', in B. Frayne, C. Moser and G. Ziervogel ... Chant, S. and C. McIlwaine (2016), Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a Feminised Urban Future, ...

Author: Jonathan Crush

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786431516

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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The ways in which the rapid urbanization of the Global South is transforming food systems and food supply chains, and the food security of urban populations is an often neglected topic. This international group of authors addresses this profound transformation from a variety of different perspectives and disciplinary lenses, providing an important corrective to the dominant view that food insecurity is a rural problem requiring increases in agricultural production.
2020-12-25 By Jonathan Crush

Failure to address the development challenge of urban food insecurity, rising food prices and low incomes will have serious unintended consequences for the global south. References Abrahams, C. (2010) 'Transforming the region: ...

Author: Susan Parnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136678202

Category: Architecture

Page: 636

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The renaissance in urban theory draws directly from a fresh focus on the neglected realities of cities beyond the west and embraces the global south as the epicentre of urbanism. This Handbook engages the complex ways in which cities of the global south and the global north are rapidly shifting, the imperative for multiple genealogies of knowledge production, as well as a diversity of empirical entry points to understand contemporary urban dynamics. The Handbook works towards a geographical realignment in urban studies, bringing into conversation a wide array of cities across the global south – the ‘ordinary’, ‘mega’, ‘global’ and ‘peripheral’. With interdisciplinary contributions from a range of leading international experts, it profiles an emergent and geographically diverse body of work. The contributions draw on conflicting and divergent debates to open up discussion on the meaning of the city in, or of, the global south; arguments that are fluid and increasingly contested geographically and conceptually. It reflects on critical urbanism, the macro- and micro-scale forces that shape cities, including ideological, demographic and technological shifts, and constantly changing global and regional economic dynamics. Working with southern reference points, the chapters present themes in urban politics, identity and environment in ways that (re)frame our thinking about cities. The Handbook engages the twenty-first-century city through a ‘southern urban’ lens to stimulate scholarly, professional and activist engagements with the city.
2014-03-26 By Susan Parnell Cohen, Marc J. & Garrett, James L. (2010). The food price crisis and urban food (in)security. Environment and Urbanization, 22(2): 467–482.

Author: Carlos Nunes Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351271820

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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This handbook contributes with new evidence and new insights to the on-going debate on the de-colonization of knowledge on urban planning in Africa. African cities grew rapidly since the mid-20th century, in part due to rising rural migration and rapid internal demographic growth that followed the independence in most African countries. This rapid urbanization is commonly seen as a primary cause of the current urban management challenges with which African cities are confronted. This importance given to rapid urbanization prevented the due consideration of other dimensions of the current urban problems, challenges and changes in African cities. The contributions to this handbook explore these other dimensions, looking in particular to the nature and capacity of local self-government and to the role of urban governance and urban planning in the poor urban conditions found in most African cities. It deals with current and contemporary urban challenges and urban policy responses, but also offers an historical overview of local governance and urban policies during the colonial period in the late 19th and 20th centuries, offering ample evidence of common features, and divergent features as well, on a number of facets, from intra-urban racial segregation solutions to the relationships between the colonial power and the natives, to the assimilation policy, as practiced by the French and Portuguese and the Indirect Rule put in place by Britain in some or in part of its colonies. Using innovative approaches to the challenges confronting the governance of African cities, this handbook is an essential read for students and scholars of Urban Africa, urban planning in Africa and African Development.
2019-11-14 By Carlos Nunes Silva

Law Busin Rev Am 17:761 Gerstl S, Cissé G, Tanner M (2002) Economic impact of urban agriculture on home gardeners in ... on Food Security, University of Western Cape, Cape Town Hornborg A (2001) The power of the machine: global ...

Author: Charlie M. Shackleton

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030676506

Category: Science

Page: 461

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Against the background of unprecedented rates of urbanisation in the Global South, leading to massive social, economic and environmental transformations, this book engages with the dire need to understand the ecology of such settings as the foundation for fostering sustainable and resilient human settlements in contexts that are very different to the Global North. It does so by bringing together scholars from around the world, drawing together research and case studies from across the Global South to illustrate, in an interdisciplinary and comprehensive fashion, the ecology of towns and cities in the Global South. Framed using a social-ecological systems lens, it provides the reader with an in-depth analysis and understanding of the ecological dynamics and ecosystem services and disservices within the complex and rapidly changing towns and cities of the Global South, a region with currently scarce representation in most of the urban ecology literature. As such the book makes a call for greater geographical balance in urban ecology research leading towards a more global understanding and frameworks. The book embraces the complexity of these rapid transformations for ecological and environmental management and how the ecosystems and the benefits they provide shape local ecologies, livelihood opportunities and human wellbeing, and how such knowledge can be mobilised towards improved urban design and management and thus urban sustainability.
2021-04-20 By Charlie M. Shackleton

This chapter will briefly review UA as an evolving concept and production system, its role in the 'Global South', and the implications of the post-2015 SDGs on UA and the food security agenda. Urban agriculture Since the 1980s, ...

Author: Tony Binns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317495086

Category: Science

Page: 725

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This handbook presents an extensive new overview of African development - past, present and future. It addresses key core themes and topics that are pertinent to the continent's development - including sections on history, health and food, politics, economics, rural and urban development, and development policy and practice. The volume draws on the expertise of over 60 of the world's leading scholars to provide a detailed and up-to-date analysis of the key opportunities and challenges that confront Africa, and how such issues are being addressed. Arranged by key themes, the handbook provides not only a historical understanding of the past, but also political perspectives on the future. The chapters provide critically informed analyses of their topics by drawing upon the latest conceptual viewpoints and applied experiences in Africa in the form of case studies to offer a comprehensive examination of the opportunities, challenges, key debates and future prospects. This handbook is an invaluable state-of-the-art overview and reference concerning many different aspects of Africa's development, which will be of interest to academics in all fields of African studies, and also academics and students working in cognate disciplines such as development studies, geography, history, politics and economics.
2018-04-27 By Tony Binns

... 737–56 gender inequalities with Global South 730–1 peri-urban fringes 1403–22 persistent hunger 1382 urban food and ... 246,250, 252, 254, 256, 258, 259 urban food security 561–77 water scarcity 588 GM (genetically modified) foods, ...

Author: Terry Marsden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526421951

Category: Nature

Page: 1744

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An ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences.
2018-03-23 By Terry Marsden

In a predominantly neo-liberal world, supermarkets are generally free to do business without any significant degree of regulation. The urban ... Beyond the food desert: Finding ways to speak about urban food security in South Africa.

Author: Jonathan Crush

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319435671

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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This book investigates food security and the implications of hyper-urbanisation and rapid growth of urban populations in Africa. By means of a series of case studies involving African cities of various sizes, it argues that, while the concept of food security holds value, it needs to be reconfigured to fit the everyday realities and distinctive trajectory of urbanisation in the region. The book goes on to discuss the urban context, where food insecurity is more a problem of access and changing consumption patterns than of insufficient food production. In closing, it approaches food insecurity in Africa as an increasingly urban problem that requires different responses from those applied to rural populations.
2016-09-23 By Jonathan Crush

urban. food. security: the. research. focus. and. methods. Research. focus. The book is based on a three-year research ... with the Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP),2 which researches urban food security across six Global South cities.

Author: Jane Battersby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351751346

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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As Africa urbanises and the focus of poverty shifts to urban centres, there is an imperative to address poverty in African cities. This is particularly the case in smaller cities, which are often the most rapidly urbanising, but the least able to cope with this growth. This book argues that an examination of the food system and food security provides a valuable lens to interrogate urban poverty. Chapters examine the linkages between poverty, urban food systems and local governance with a focus on case studies from three smaller or secondary cities in Africa: Kisumu (Kenya), Kitwe (Zambia) and Epworth (Zimbabwe). The book makes a wider contribution to debates on urban studies and urban governance in Africa through analysis of the causes and consequences of the paucity of urban-scale data for decision makers, and by presenting potential methodological innovations to address this paucity. As the global development agenda is increasingly focusing on urban issues, most notably the urban goal of the new Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, the work is timely.
2018-08-22 By Jane Battersby

The urban farming tradition in Detroit has drawn on the agricultural knowledge of migrants from the rural south of the USA and most participants are from the city's majority black American population. As such, urban agriculture in ...

Author: Jessica Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429882784

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

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This handbook includes contributions from established and emerging scholars from around the world and draws on multiple approaches and subjects to explore the socio-economic, cultural, ecological, institutional, legal, and policy aspects of regenerative food practices. The future of food is uncertain. We are facing an overwhelming number of interconnected and complex challenges related to the ways we grow, distribute, access, eat, and dispose of food. Yet, there are stories of hope and opportunities for radical change towards food systems that enhance the ability of living things to co-evolve. Given this, activities and imaginaries looking to improve, rather than just sustain, communities and ecosystems are needed, as are fresh perspectives and new terminology. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems addresses this need. The chapters cover diverse practices, geographies, scales, and entry-points. They focus not only on the core requirements to deliver sustainable agriculture and food supply, but go beyond this to think about how these can also actively participate with social-ecological systems. The book is presented in an accessible way, with reflection questions meant to spark discussion and debate on how to transition to safe, just, and healthy food systems. Taken together, the chapters in this handbook highlight the consequences of current food practices and showcase the multiple ways that people are doing food differently. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems is essential reading for students and scholars interested in food systems, governance and practices, agroecology, rural sociology, and socio-environmental studies.
2020-08-11 By Jessica Duncan

Int J Urban Reg Res 39(1):16–27 Angotti T (2015) Urban agriculture: long-term strategy or impossible dream?: lessons ... Carmin J (2015) Inclusive approaches to urban climate adaptation planning and implementation in the Global South.

Author: Alessandra Manganelli

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031058288

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 243

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Undertaking a journey into the “hybrid governance” of urban food movements, this book offers an original and nuanced analysis of the urban milieu as epicentre of food activism and food governance. Through examples of food movements in the city-regions of Toronto and Brussels, the author highlights the critical governance tensions urban food initiatives experience as they develop in diverse ways and seek to change food systems and their related socio-political conditions. The author investigates urban food movements as they negotiate access to land in urban areas, build resilient food network organisations, and develop supportive policies and empowering institutions for urban food governance. Through the analysis of these tensions, the book effectively puts real-life challenges of urban food movements in the spotlight—challenges that are increasingly visible and pertinent in today’s converging climate, socio-political, and health crises. The author offers suggestions to improve alternative food practices and, ultimately, to design promising pathways to instigate food system change.
2022-08-02 By Alessandra Manganelli