Urban food systems and policy: from research to practice

Monday, June 18, 2018

18 June 2018, Montreal, Canada

The conference will focus on the following questions: How can food assessments and evaluation practices be mobilized for integrated territorial food planning? What shape can urban policies take to advance sustainability and socio-economic outcomes? How can research support food planning at the community and regional level?

Place-based food planning practices will serve as the starting point of this event. The morning panels will look at neighborhood and borough-level initiatives, and assess the experience of Montreal with the cities Toronto and Victoria.  

In the afternoon, a workshop will be held to discuss food assessments and evaluation and raise research questions. The conference will finish by providing examples of tools developed in the research community to support local and regional food planning.

Register here: http://18-juin-colloque-alimentation-en-ville.eventbrite.ca/. A detailed program will be made public May 15th.

Event partners: Food justice and sustainability research project, the Institute for Health and Social Policy (McGill University), the Legal Research Chair in Food Diversity and Security (Laval University) and the Montreal Food Policy Council