XI AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference “Building Movement, Achieving Transformation”

Brüssel und Ghent

As part of the Associations of European Schools of Planning, the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning group is a diverse community of scholars engaged with the challenges of food system change towards greater sustainability and justice, particularly observing the role of planning and urbanism in these endeavours.

In particular, the XI AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference asks how sustainable food planning can become more embedded into socially innovative and transformative movements. How can we strategically support the multiple communities imagining alternative futures? How can we mobilize around the sustainable transformation of food systems? How can we start from the farmers’ perspectives in that endeavour? What can design contribute?

Proposals for either papers or special sessions are welcome on the following key thematic axes:

  1. Spatial planning, soil and the land question
  2. A food system lens on architecture, urban planning and design
  3. Innovative governance and policy frameworks
  4. Socio-ecologically just food systems
  5. The challenge of movement building

Please see on the AESOP website the extended call for abstracts for a more extensive description of the content and other details. 

The deadline for abstracts submission is the 15th of January 2024.

Abstracts can be submitted here.