Food in the city : urban food movements and the (re)imagining of urban spaces

Lyons, Kristen, Richards, Carol, Desfours, Lotus, & Amati, Marco (2013) Food in the city : urban food movements and the (re)imagining of urban spaces. Australian Planner, 50(2), pp. 157-163.

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Abstract

Ethical food movements are growing in number throughout Australia. Amongst these diverse movements are urban agriculture initiatives, which articulate a multitude of social and environmental values. Yet, despite the long history of production and exchange of food in urban areas, planners (and others) often overlook its significance. To assist in addressing this oversight, we take the case study of Melbourne to examine the ways in which participants in urban agriculture are re-imagining urban spaces and the future of agriculture and food systems in Australia. We demonstrate that urban food advocates' politics and practices both challenge and resist the enclosure of urban spaces. This creates new frontiers that transgress social, political, ecological and economic boundaries and edges. These transgressions or counter-enclosures articulate new visions for secure and just food systems and, in so doing, offer insights to assist planners in ensuring Australian cities support socially just and environmentally responsible food systems.

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ID Code: 68204
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Enclosures, Food politics, Melbourne, Urban agriculture, Urban food movements
DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2013.776983
ISSN: 0729-3682
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2014 04:30
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 21:56

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