Urban food strategies – cool things or right things

Mikkelsen, B. E. (Lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Abstract: There is a growing interest in place-based strategies to develop local and regional food economies. This has resulted in the emergence of an Urban Food Strategy (UFS) movement. Developing the identity of cities and regions requires well planned strategies and participation from a broad range of actors. And it requires well chosen components for the strategies. Urban gardening, organic and short chain public procurement constitutes important elements in these strategies. This paper examines the content of some of the strategies that municipalities and regions have been using to develop the identity of these particular places and suggests a typology of urban food strategy actions including public procurement
Period17 Jun 2019
Event titleAdvanced Training course: Food, Places & Innovation – making sense of new place based food movements. Summer school at Bornholm – the food island of Denmark. Melstedgaard, House of Food Culture, Town of Gudhjem, Bornholm, Denmark, 17-20 June 2019
Event typeCourse
Location Town of Gudhjem, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Melstedgaard
  • Bornholm
  • PhD kursus