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Resilient Urban Food Systems: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions

Date Published: 
June 1, 2013

This report presents opportunities and challenges for the creation of resilient city region food systems. It is harvested from the Resilient Urban Food Systems Forum at the 4th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change, and was held 1 June 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Outcomes and suggestions from the discussions, case studies, workshops, and dialogues with over 70 interdisciplinary actors present at the forum have been condensed here in take home messages to generate ideas and actions for those working on food systems in the city region.

What participants considered to be key elements in a food system and a city region is outlined first, followed by the noted challenges and opportunities of making city region food systems. Case studies highlight, in brief, progressive city examples. Suggestions for those working in the field of city region food systems, particularly local governments, are given throughout.