Local food systems as key to comprehensive integrative governance of sustainability (KERNiG)
Title OriginalKommunale Ernährungssysteme als Schlüssel zu einer umfassend-integrativen Nachhaltigkeits-Governance
Food systems are currently hardly embedded in the municipal sustainability governance. Food production and provisioning is highly structured horizontally (between food products) and vertically (along the supply chain); and municipalities do not seem to be in control of the food market. Against this background we address the following research questions:
How can smaller cities include food systems in their local agendas as cross-cutting theme and thereby initiate and perpetuate comprehensive processes of local sustainable transformations?
How does the deliberate planning of local food systems interact with existing sustainability strategies in the fields of energy and mobility?
Which processes of integration in policy, market, society, and knowledge networks are necessary to achieve a successful governance of sustainability through municipal food systems planning?