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  • Genre:SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SubGenre:Agriculture & Food
  • Language:English
  • Pages:340
  • eBook ISBN:9780993769214

Food for City Building

A Field Guide for Planners, Actionists & Entrepreneurs

by Wayne Roberts

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Overview
You don't have to look hard to find books on food problems and city problems. Wayne Roberts puts them together to create solutions. Profiling the kind of imaginative and cost-effective solutions he developed over 10 years as manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council, Roberts lays out frameworks that lead to remedies such as: - How to expand the number of rewarding food careers for youth - Addressing the need for healthy food and dignity for the hungry and malnourished - How to develop age-friendly food systems for yesterday's baby boomers; - How to open up mainstream opportunities for people engaged in urban and regional agriculture; - How to get buy-in for official plans that foster economic rejuvenation, environmental protection and social inclusion This book is for everyone who cares about the future of local governments.
Description
With a foreword by Carolyn Steel of Hungry City, Wayne Roberts' new book will do for for city-food connections what Raj Patel's Stuffed and Starved did to link hunger and obesity, what Marion Nestle's Food Politics did to tie together government agencies and food monopolies and what Michael Pollan did to connect corn and porkbarrel politics. "The most original, thought-provoking contribution to local food policy in more than a decade." Michael Shuman, The Small-Mart Revolution You don't have to look hard to find books on food problems and city problems. Roberts puts them together to create solutions. Profiling the kind of imaginative and cost-effective solutions he developed over 10 years as manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council, Roberts lays out frameworks that lead to remedies such as: - How to expand the number of rewarding food careers for youth - Addressing the need for healthy food and dignity for the hungry and malnourished - How to develop age-friendly food systems for yesterday's baby boomers; - How to open up mainstream opportunities for people engaged in urban and regional agriculture; - How to get buy-in for official plans that foster economic rejuvenation, environmental protection and social inclusion WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK? This book is for everyone who cares about the future of local governments and will be especially useful for... - City planners and economic developers - Campaigning public health workers - Non-profit leaders - Foundation and city visionaries - Students & teachers in the fast-expanding field of food studies; - Entrepreneurs, innovators and outliers who are inspired to see opportunity where others see problems. "A stand-out contribution to food studies." Alison Blay-Palmer, Director, Laurier Centre for the Study of Sustainable Food Systems "Distills a decade of groundbreaking work as head of the Toronto Food Policy Council and globe-trotting expert on urban food security into a funny common sense field guide." Jennifer Cockrall-King, Food and the City
About the author
Dr. Wayne Roberts is a leading analyst, advocate and practitioner in the field of city food policy. He is internationally recognized for using food as a lever to address local government challenges, a pragmatic skill set honed during his leadership of the Toronto Food Policy Council between 2000 and 2010. Since then, Wayne has worked with city leaders across North America and Europe to develop food charters, food strategies and food policy councils, linking food projects with opportunities to advance health, community development, the economy and environment. He has written several other books on food, including Real Food for a Change (1999) and the No-Nonsense Guide to World Food (2008, 2013). To learn more about Wayne, his work and his other books, visit: wayneroberts.ca
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