Foodscape and Food Urbanism in Europe: The Urban-Rural Interface

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In this chapter aspects of food related urbanism in Europe are the focus in the context of the design and planning of urban-rural spaces, interfaces and linkages. It is argued that some of the most complicated urbanism in relation to food happens on the edge of cities, as they are themselves transformed by both
growth and shrinkage. The chapter explores how new policies and urban design and planning practices are shaping and being shaped by these transformations primarily on the edge of cities but also in wider rural regions. Using both review of existing place-making literature and case studies of applied primary source
research the chapter delves into how food-related urbanism is in turn being represented in a series of foodscapes from peri-urban markets, to new forms of farm tourism, artisan and other distribution landscapes, gastronomic land uses like restaurants and tasting rooms, and terroir and appellation based
places of production. It is argued that the gastronomic landscapes of the urban edge and the wider rural region in a European context offer both critical sites, and design and planning issues and possibilities, for sustainable urbanism in future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgrourbanism
Subtitle of host publicationTools for Governance and Planning of Agrarian Landscape
EditorsEnrico Gottero
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-95576-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-95575-9
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Aug 2018

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Name GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL)


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