Malls, Markets, and Malnutrition: Food In/Sensitive Planning in African Cities

APA New York Upstate Chapter


Wednesday, April 24, 2019
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EDT

Buffalo, NY, United States

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Food security and urban systems governance are not widely acknowledged as falling within local government mandates in African cities. However, urban policies and planning profoundly shape urban food systems and the urban conditions that drive food insecurity and malnutrition. The state’s engagement with the food system is informed by historical policy and planning legacies overlaid with decontextualized imported ideals from the global north. This lecture presents findings from research conducted in South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe to frame the impacts of existing planning on food security, but also the potential for more food sensitive planning to emerge.

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Jane Battersby

Jane Battersby is a senior researcher at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. Her current areas of particular interest are urban food systems, urban food policies and the construction of food security theory in Northern and Southern research contexts. This work has both theoretical and ... Read More

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