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Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe

Mary P. Corcoran and Joëlle Salomon Cavin

system of the Swiss city of Basel. Their purpose is to explore and promote a conceptual and policy framework within which a more environmentally sustainable, integrated, civic-minded food system can be conceived and developed. The authors suggest that we

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Plastic Packaging, Food Supply, and Everyday Life

Adopting a Social Practice Perspective in Social-Ecological Research

Lukas Sattlegger, Immanuel Stieß, Luca Raschewski, and Katharina Reindl

professionals in the food system. Hence, these problems cannot be solved solely technically by improved waste management or recycling technologies, as potential transformations must be linked to wider practices of food supply. From such a perspective, the use of

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From behind stall doors

Farming the Eastern German countryside in the animal welfare era

Amy Leigh Field

between those who produce food and those who consume it under these conditions of general alienation from the means of food production that characterize contemporary food systems—aside, of course, from brief views from inside them conveyed through print

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Constanza Parra and Casey Walsh

bats and other species deal with climate change in a botanical garden; to build local community in a suburbia through the creation of a community assets inventory and gardens; to change the food system through gleaning and guerrilla gardening; and so on

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Cultivating Civic Ecology

A Photovoice Study with Urban Gardeners in Lisbon, Portugal

Krista Harper and Ana Isabel Afonso

; Rosol 2012 ). We agree that one must cultivate a critical awareness of power relationships in urban gardens. At the same time, urban gardeners’ struggle for access to land can lead to community-based interventions in the food system and the urban fabric

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Community–University Health Research Partnerships

Challenges and Concrete, Plain Language Strategies for Community Engagement in Research

Janet Page-Reeves and Lidia Regino

university on issues related to poverty, food insecurity, diabetes, local food systems, nutrition, food stamp policy, education, the built environment and social determinants of health. In 2009, Page-Reeves was collaborating with East Central Ministries (ECM

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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

transform the EU's economy for a sustainable future, which includes, for example, a zero-pollution for a toxic free environment; farm-to-table, namely, a fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly food system; a supply of clear, affordable, and secure

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Introduction

Fuelling Capture: Africa's Energy Frontiers

Michael Degani, Brenda Chalfin, and Jamie Cross

changes in land, housing, transport and food systems. Yet such change is obstructed by a global infrastructure for consuming and burning natural resources, aided by a surge of ecocidal right-wing authoritarianism, and abetted by a host of institutional

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Eleanor Sterling, Tamara Ticktin, Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan, Georgina Cullman, Diana Alvira, Pelika Andrade, Nadia Bergamini, Erin Betley, Kate Burrows, Sophie Caillon, Joachim Claudet, Rachel Dacks, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Chris Filardi, Nadav Gazit, Christian Giardina, Stacy Jupiter, Kealohanuiopuna Kinney, Joe McCarter, Manuel Mejia, Kanoe Morishige, Jennifer Newell, Lihla Noori, John Parks, Pua’ala Pascua, Ashwin Ravikumar, Jamie Tanguay, Amanda Sigouin, Tina Stege, Mark Stege, and Alaka Wali

ability to recover and regenerate after extreme environmental shocks? Biodiversity (5) Diversity of local food system Does the community consume a diversity of locally produced food? (6) Maintenance and use of local crop varieties and animal breeds Are