Area-Based and Setting-Based Sustainable Food Strategies/Plans

Overview

Using the framework offered by Sustainable Food Cities, the project is focusing on the development, adoption and implementation of sustainable food plans and strategies by cities and other geographical areas – and by universities and prisons. We are scoping activity across the region and exploring in more detail selected examples and the alignment and interaction between them.

The Research Aim:

To explore, map the alignment between and increase understanding of place-based and sector/setting-based sustainable food plans and strategies within the North West of England.

Our Objectives:

  1. To identify, map and produce an overview of place-based and relevant sector/setting-based sustainable food plans and strategies across the North West region.
  2. To explore the underpinning motivations and processes by which sustainable food plans and strategies have been developed, adopted and implemented in selected geographical areas and their constituent settings (universities and prisons).
  3. To explore the alignment of sector/setting-based sustainable food plans and strategies with the overarching food strategy for the city/area in which they are located – examining the extent to which there are common or divergent understandings of what a ‘sustainable food’ plan is; and identifying whether setting-based plans are understood to be part of and to contribute to overarching place-based plans and strategies.
  4. To identify facilitators and barriers to such alignment and to the development and implementation of holistic and co-ordinated approaches across sectoral boundaries.