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Record number 444975
Title Planning food waste
Author(s) Sirén, E.; Carsjens, G.J.
Source In: 1st CIGR Inter-Regional conference on Land and Water Challenges, 10-14 September, 2013. - - p. 263 - 263.
Event 1st CIGR Inter-Regional conference on Land and Water Challenges, Bari, Italy, 2013-09-10
Department(s) Land Use Planning
WASS
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2013
Abstract Urban food strategies aim to connect the various food related public domains within a city region, such as spatial planning, environment and public health. Food strategies are slowly becoming part of the work of spatial planners and food system planning a legitimate field of planning research. However, the emphasis in planning research has been mainly on the production, processing and retail parts of the food chain, while research on both consumption of food and waste treatment is lacking. This research aims to identify how food waste is being addressed in urban food strategies and in what ways spatial planning can facilitate the handling of household food waste in city regions. The research involved two case studies in London (UK) and Toronto (Canada). From the research can be concluded that urban food strategies appear not have much influence on food waste management yet. However, facilitating urban agriculture showed to be an important part of both urban food strategies and this may indirectly facilitate composting and re-use of compost in urban agriculture. The possibilities for spatial planners to facilitate waste management in urban areas are limited, although some options were identified. These also require awareness raising, since not all planners at the local level are aware of the existence of a food strategy.
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