Fashioning a sustainable food system is one of the most compelling challenges of the 21st Century. Because of its multi-functional character, food is an ideal medium through which to design sustainable places, be they urban, rural or per-urban places. For all these reasons, food planning is now bringing people together from a diverse range of backgrounds, including planners, policy-makers, politicians, designers, health professionals, environmentalists, farmers, food businesses, and civil society activists among many others.
5th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference October 28 and 29 in Montpellier France.
Prof. Jerry Kaufman the pioneer of community food planning studies in North America deceased.
November 1st - 3rd 2012 the 4th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference in Berlin attracted 80 participants from 15 countries.
The first International Conference on Sustainable Place-Making will be held in Cardiff, UK 29th-30th October 2012. Further information is below and the full Call for Papers is attached. We are very excited to be arranging our first conference and look forward to seeing plenty of AESOP members in Cardiff!