Sustainable food planning is gaining attention and relevance among urban planners, landscape architects, policy makers and researchers around the world. As many successful worldwide approaches have already demonstrated, the integration of food issues into the policy and planning agenda has the potential to improve urban livelihood, design resilient cities and fulfill multiple social, ecological and economical functions.

We think that young professionals and PhDs students have a major role to play in such renewal of planning practices and thinking.

The workshops are organized by the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning PhDs and young professionals group. The events are open to early-career participants (young professionals, practitioners, Ph.D. students, postdocs, etc.) from all around the world, working in the multiple fields of sustainable food planning. Participants don’t need to be based at AESOP-affiliated institutions.

We are calling for contributions in areas of practical experiences as well as research, which are addressing both the current constraints of food systems and the potential challenges and benefits of food system change. Participants are invited to present research results as well as work in progress with open questions for joint discussions.