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Call for Papers for the RSPP Special Issue: Cities Shaping Sustainable Food Systems

Call for Papers for the RSPP Special Issue: Cities Shaping Sustainable Food Systems

The Amsterdam institute for Advanced metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) is excited to announce a special issue in the Regional Science, Policy & Practice (RSPP) journal. RSPP will publish a selection of papers from AMS Institute Conference focusing on the crucial role of cities in leading the transition towards sustainable food systems (guest editors: Eveline Van Leeuwen and Carina Castagna).


Cities, as hubs of food networks and resources, are pivotal in leading the transition towards sustainable food systems. Urban food systems, shaped by economic, spatial, and cultural dynamics, offer unique opportunities for sustainability  transitions. This special issue aims to explore urban food challenges and the role of cities in sustainable local and global food systems.

Focus Areas:

  • Social implications of food access, distribution, and consumption in cities
  • Cultural influences shaping food practices and preferences in urban environments
  • Economic dynamics influencing urban food systems
  • The circular economy approach and its relevance to urban food sustainability
  • Innovative strategies for mitigating food waste and enhancing byproduct utilization
  • Promoting food justice and equity within urban communities

Submission Guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit original research articles and reviews, that contribute to the understanding of urban food systems and sustainability transitions. Manuscripts should adhere to the journal's formatting and submission guidelines.


The deadline for manuscript submissions is 26/09/2024. 

How to Submit:

Manuscripts should be submitted online through the RSPP journal submission portal, indicating that they are intended for the special issue on "Food & the City”.

Regional Science Policy & Practice | Journal | by Elsevier

We look forward to receiving your submissions and engaging in insightful discussions on this pressing issue.

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