UNFAO: Integrating Food into Urban Planning

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) of the University College London have agreed to collaborate on the development of a book “Integrating food into urban planning” and to launch the call for contribution (the call is downloadable here).

Through this call, FAO and DPU welcome conceptual and practical contributions from researchers, experts, urban practitioners or local decision makers on successful experiences and case studies related to the integration of food into urban planning. The call keeps an open approach to the various planning practices be it strategic planning, sectorial or inter-sectorial or spatial planning. One of the objectives of the call is precisely to make visible and reflect upon the various ways food systems planning links up with different planning practises.

Selected papers should be submitted in English and will be published in electronic format as an ebook and most probably printed as a book.

Key dates and deadlines:

Deadline for submission of a 300 to 500 words abstract: November 30 2015.

Notification of selected abstracts: December 15 2015

Deadline for submission of full contribution [up to 5 000 words]: February 15 2016.

Notification of outcome: February 28 2016.