As cities expand, the needs of farmers, citizens and workers increased in urban as well as in rural areas. While impacts of the food and financial crisis affect both rural and urban populations, the urban poor have been among the hardest hit. Citizens are almost exclusively dependent on food purchases and variations in food prices and income directly translate into diminished purchasing power and rising rates of food insecurity, thus compromising dietary quantity and quality. The issues linked with urban food policy call for a framework integrating a wide range of sustainable food and agriculture system elements into a community at a site, or neighbourhood or on city region wide scale.
The workshop has involved stakeholders (e.g, actors of food chain, scholars, and authorities) to share views and practices in order to draw lessons for inclusive, innovative and sustainable food urban planning.
They wrote a Rome’s declaration addressed to the European MEPs and decision makers in view of future elections in UE Parliament.
A growing number of local governments across the world are rebuilding their food systems through innovative public policy. Increased attention for urban food systems responds to the need to place food higher on the urban agenda. Urban food systems are an increasingly important driver for many other urban policies such as health and nutrition, education, occupation, tourism, transport, waste and water management, adaptation to climate change and social welfare. A paradigm shift in both planning and policy formulation is required in order to ensure access to food, foster inclusion and innovation, improve environmental management, enhance rural-urban linkages and provide policy guidance at both national and municipal level.
This 2days-workshop are focused on imaging an inclusive, innovative and sustainable urban food policies and on comparing experiences in planning and implementation of food strategies. Three working groups will focus on the following subjects that represent the pillars of Eating City Platform: Production, Consumption and Human Labour.
Three main questions to discuss concern: (Working Group)
- From farm to kitchen: how to build urban food infrastructures? Building Community Kitchen or Community Food Centre that integrate food activities with the local agri-food provisioning area, enforcing urban procurement of local food and identifying the policy and regulatory environment of market.
- Beyond the food pyramid towards food self-sufficiency? Searching for a new paradigm for a territorial food planning able to improve the local management of agri- food systems, both local and global and evaluate the local food provisioning area.
- Considering the flows: how to reduce food miles and increase food travellers ? Most potential visitors want to taste fresh local products, traditional dishes, or regional specialities (even when they came back at home), as well as the farm and the places where those products are grown or made and the linked landscapes.
All foreign participants should arrive on Marc. 19th late evening.
09:30 – 10:00 Arrival of participants, registration and welcome coffee
10:00 – 10:30 Presentation of Eating City project and opening remarks
10:30 – 11:00 Presentation of participants
11:00 – 12:30 Presentation of case study and discussion
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 16:00 Working group session
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 18:30 Working group session
18:30 – 19:30 Ice Breakers meeting – free time for participants
20:00 – 23:00 Conference Dinner
09:00 – 11:00 Working group session
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:15 Sharing of working group results: Position paper presentation and discussion
13:15 – 13:30 Closing session.
Giuseppe Barbera University of Palermo (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Elena di Bella Province of Turin (IT), email@example.com
Gianluca Brunori University of Pisa (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurora Cavallo Cursa, Rome (IT), email@example.com
Marcello Cerasola City of Palermo (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Damien Conaré Unesco chair in World Food Systems of Montpellier (FR), firstname.lastname@example.org
Egidio Dansero University of Turin (IT), email@example.com
Benedetta di Donato Cursa, Rome (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Francesca Galli University of Pisa (IT), email@example.com
Maria Chiara Giorda University of Turin (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabrina Giuca INEA (IT), email@example.com
Efstathios Grigoriadis University La Sapienza of Roma (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Lei University La Sapienza of Roma (IT), email@example.com
Natalija Lekić Eating City Summer Campus (RS), firstname.lastname@example.org
Giacomo Lepri Coraggio Cooperative (IT), email@example.com
Simona Limentani Zolle (IT) firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Grazia Mammuccini FIRAB (IT), email@example.com
Maurizio Mariani Risteco (FR), firstname.lastname@example.org
Davide Marino Cursa (IT), email@example.com
Alessandro Monteleone INEA (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Dalia Mattioni Zolle (IT), email@example.com
Raffaella di Napoli INEA (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Laura Palazzo University of Roma III (IT), email@example.com
Stefano Panunzi University of Molise (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Silvia Paolini AiCARE (IT), email@example.com
Davide Pellegrino Cursa, Rome (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Lilian Pellegrino City of Lyon (FR), email@example.com
Judita Peterlin Eating City Summer campus (SI), firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Pezzana San Giovanni Bosco Hospital of Turin (IT), email@example.com
Emanuela Rosio Erica Cooperative (IT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Luca Ruini Barilla (IT), Luca.Ruini@barilla.com
Gianni Scudo Politecnico di Milano (IT), email@example.com
Roberta Sonnino University of Cardiff (UK), SonninoR@cf.ac.uk
Ntourus Sotirios City of Acharnes (GR), firstname.lastname@example.org
Salvatore Stingo Social cooperative “Agriculture Capodarco” (IT), email@example.com
Chang Tianle Beijing Farmer’s market (CN), firstname.lastname@example.org
Pierre Vuarin Foundation CLM for Human Progress (FR), email@example.com
Ella Weggen Eating City Summer Campus (NL), firstname.lastname@example.org
Michela Zanardi San Giovanni Bosco Hospital of Turin (IT), email@example.com
The workshop will take place at
Via Nomentana, 41 (Porta Pia)
00161, Rome, Italy