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Food Policy and Urban Governance in Vancouver: Considering Social and Health Dimensions

3:10-4:10 p.m.
Room 256, University College, University of Toronto, 15 King's College Circle

The Centre for Urban Health Initiatives (CUHI) presents Dr. Wendy Mendes, Post-Doctoral Fellow (CUHI)

After decades of estrangement, food and food systems are once again
being conceptualised as an urban governance concern. This
reconciliation is being felt in many Canadian cities where food is
reappearing on the agenda of a growing number of local governments.
Such a shift reflects changes in the ways that food, and other social
and health dimensions of urban life are recognised and managed in local
governance arrangements that are themselves undergoing transformations
in their social, political and spatial composition. This seminar talk
will present findings derived from my doctoral research on one Canadian
city, Vancouver, set within the context of Canada's shifting urban
realities. The talk will include reflections on the ways in which food
policy may shape development outcomes in neighbourhoods.

For more informaton, and to RSVP, contact Galen Trull, Centre Coordinator, at (416) 978-7223 or

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