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How cooking and eating in Peru's capital turned into paths for economic and social change.

Mass migration to cities and climate change are straining food supplies for the neediest, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says. 

January 18, 2016
Nutrition and food security have long been separated from urban development. If we are to face the challenges of the fast-urbanizing future, Habitat III must start to integrate these lines of thinking.
Sunniva Bloem November 20, 2015

Dressed in green, 1,000 volunteers collect food and blankets to donate to the poor in impoverished neighborhoods, The Better India reports.  

November 6, 2015

Municipalities can stem obesity with policies that encourage healthy eating and fresh, local produce, the World Cancer Research Fund International says. 

October 30, 2015

An exhibit at Expo 2015 in Milan shows a new way to grow food in cities, From the Grapevine reports. 

August 18, 2015

The shortfall is blamed on climate change, inadequate infrastructure, short-sighted planning and other factors, the Islamic Republic News Agency reports. 

July 30, 2015

African cities need Asian-style urban food stalls that offer affordable meals and economic opportunity, Mail & Guardian Africa reports.

May 7, 2015

An architectural firm hopes to nurture healthy living among Singapore’s seniors by encouraging them to grow produce in a vertical farm, according to Seedstock.

April 20, 2015

Samina Raja argues in The Conversation that U. S. cities could use more dedicated attention to food and nutrition. 

April 10, 2015

The Mobile Good Food Market brings fresh produce into low-income neighborhoods, The Pop-Up City reports. 

February 11, 2015

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust works with low-income communities to transform underused parcels into community gardens and recreation zones, according to Seedstock.

January 16, 2015

The “Jellyfish Barge” being designed in Italy offers an inexpensive way for crowded cities to grow crops on waterways, Fast Company reports. 

January 12, 2015

Domestic agriculture production is waning, causing Africa’s growing cities to import food from elsewhere, Mail & Guardian Africa reports.

December 16, 2014

Fourteen cities with populations over five million are now required to protect nearby farmland to enhance food security, the South China Morning Post reports. 

November 12, 2014
New e-commerce models for fresh food show that farming the world’s cities will require marketing savvy as much as skill at growing food in urban settings.
Flavie Halais August 21, 2014

Floating vertical greenhouses and tree-shaped skyscrapers are among the designs for the next generation of urban farms, according to Gizmag and Fast Company

August 15, 2014

As urbanization and sea-level rise consume agricultural land, healthy food options are increasingly inaccessible to slum dwellers, Devex reports.

August 12, 2014

Mohamed’s rooftop urban greenhouses demonstrate a path to making urban farming profitable.

June 11, 2014
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