– Looks at structural, large-scale solutions to food problems; beyond casual and small-scale bottom-up initiatives
– An accessible book about the global problem of food (scarcity). Technical issues are explained by experts in a way that is understandable to a generally interested audience
The term ‘foodscapes’, a combination of ‘food’ and ‘landscape’, refers to the social and spatial organization of networks and food systems. In other words, the physical places and social practices associated with food production, food processing, distribution, sale, preparation and consumption. In creating future-proof food systems, it is important not only to look at social, economic and ecological sustainability, but also at the spatial qualities of the landscape and the way in which it is arranged.
Food production and consumption are directly related to some of the great challenges of our time, such as population growth, urbanization, climate change, biodiversity, waste and social inequality. These issues also have a spatial component: food has a major impact on the city (on consumption and, to a lesser extent, on food production) and on the countryside (mainly production, but also the rest of the food chain). Flourishing Foodscapestranscends the field of bottom-up initiatives and private projects. The starting point is that the current food problems require a more structural and large-scale approach. Based on examples of inspiring projects and studies from all over the world, this book takes a significant step in that direction. It connects extensive research, case studies and spatial design.
296 pages, 17 x 24 cm, paperback, English
Published by Valiz