Food and urbanism: the convivial city and sustainable future (review)

Rhys-Taylor, Alex. 2016. Food and urbanism: the convivial city and sustainable future (review). Social and Cultural Geography, 18(2), pp. 291-292. ISSN 1464-9365 [Article]

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In recent years, city planners, and economists in particular, have showed a growing interest in quantifying the relationship between food and globalised cities (Barton & Tsourou, 2013 Barton, H., & Tsourou, C. (2013). Healthy urban planning. London and New York: Routledge.
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). As it turns out, the mass of nutrients entering a city, the calories burned and morbidity incurred therein, along with the economic outputs generated, are all amenable to various metrics. But to value only these measurable aspects of food in the city, as political economists, nutritionists and urban planners have consistently done, is to grossly underestimate what both cities and food are to us.

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