Food Systems

Urban Food Systems in Australian Cities

This project forms part of the ARC funded FoodLab Sydney Food Business Incubator.

There remains limited attention on a comparative analysis and global review evidence of the potential and pitfalls of urban governments as new food policy actors.

Key questions in this space include: What are the shared discursive elements of the emerging municipal policy discourses on food? Are these narratives signalling a wider shift in the way policy practitioners are addressing the complex dynamics of current food insecurities? More particularly, do these shifts hold transformative potential for urban food systems in the context of Australian cities? Addressing these questions will assist in informing the first objective of the FoodLab Sydney project.

Find more information about the project at the FoodLab Sydney website: