933020 Sustainable (urban) food systems

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Sonnino, Roberta
Offered in
Sommersemester 2019
Languages of instruction


Sustainable Food Systems: This module uses food as a prism to address key critical questions on resource shortfalls, environmental pressures and social development. In this context, the topic of urban, peri-urban and regional dynamics in the context of food systems will be introduced.

Food and the City: Understanding the New Urban Foodscapes: This module focuses on the food systems in the city. It summarizes the research agenda on food relocations: early enthusiasm for local food networks, a growing awareness of the fragility of these initiatives and the recent re-scaling of food policy at the local level.

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

To have students building a critical understanding of food systems around them and beyond in relation to governance/development structures.

To have students improving their capacity to optimize urban food systems.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.