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What are food cities and how do we plan for it?

Planning the layout of your city is enormously important, and food has a vital role to play in how we design the areas we live in.

Certain key areas can decide whether a city is a sustainable oasis or unhealthy concrete jungle. The importance can be highlighted in the following areas;


  1. Neighbourhood design - Well designed places ensure residents have access to facilities and services for their everyday needs.

  2. Community food growing - planning policies can support urban food growing.

  3. Healthy high streets - set policies which can support healthy food retail in your community

  4. Public Realm - think of things like free drinking water for all, edible landscapes and what you can advertise.

  5. Design of homes - don't take for granted kitchen and dining areas in your homes



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