Food system transformation for sustainable city-regions: exploring the potential of circular economies

John Lever, Roberta Sonnino

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Abstract

Calls for food system transformation to strengthen synergies between socio-economic and environmental goals have been growing in recent years. As yet, however, insights from these theoretical debates have not been tested against the actions and perceptions of food system actors on the ground. To add empirical weight to this debate, in this paper we focus on a region in the north of England, where the Covid-19 crisis has challenged the embeddedness of linear thinking and siloed policy approaches and practice. Based on an exploration of the potential of “circular food economies”, our analysis provides insights into the capacity of “city-regions” to facilitate the design and implementation of alternative development models that can fundamentally change food system dynamics and concretely address ongoing environmental and socio-economic crises.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRegional Studies
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Dec 2021

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