Publications: Book Chapters

Agroecological Farming and Soil Rehabilitation

Gareth Haysom

2016. In M. Swilling, J. Musango and J. Wakeford (eds), Greening the South African Economy (Cape Town: UCT Press). The depletion of South Africa’s (and in some cases the world’s) natural resources and the degradation of environmental sinks (including the atmosphere, lakes and rivers, and land) are continuing at such a rate that natural resource prices…


Edgar Pieterse

2015. In R. Paddison and T. Hutton (eds.), Cities and Economic Change: Restructuring and Dislocation in the Global Metropolis (Los Angeles: Sage). Cities and Economic change is a much-needed textbook, combining a sound theoretical grounding with an empirical overview of the urban economy. Specific references are made to key emergent processes and debates including splintered labour markets,…

A Political Ecology Approach to Industrial Food Production

Tony Weis

2015. In Mustafa Koç, ‎Jennifer Sumner and ‎Tony Winson (eds.), Critical Perspectives in Food Studies, 2nd edition (Toronto: Oxford University Press). pp. 104-121 This chapter has examined the hidden environmental costs of cheap food by focusing on the industrial grain-oilseed-livestock complex, the productive foundation of the food system in the United States, Canada, and other temperate countries.…


Edgar Pieterse

2015, In Ronan Paddison and Tom Hutton (eds.), Cities and Economic Change: Restructuring and Dislocation in the Global Metropolis (Los Angeles: Sage).

Poverty and “The City”

Susan Parnell

2015, In Charlotte Lemanski and Colin Marx (eds.), The City in Urban Poverty (London: Palgrave Macmillan). Abstract The twenty-first century is the first truly urban epoch. However, the well-circulated graphs that reveal the inexorable urban transition of past and future decades are only part of the story. Accompanying the headline demographic message, that this is…

Fostering Transformative Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in the African City: Opportunities and Constraints of Urban Planning

Susan Parnell

2015, In Stephan Pauleit et al (eds.), Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa: A Multidisciplinary Approach (London: Springer). Abstract Mainstreaming climate resilient strategy into the systems of urban design, construction and management has to take seriously both climate adaptation and mitigation in shifting the practices of urban planning if the interests of the urban…

Transspecies Urban Theory: Chickens in an African City

Alice Hovorka

2015, In Jonathan Darling and Helen Wilson (eds.), Encountering the City (Aldershot UK: Ashgate). Abstract New cultural animal geography offers conceptual tools for a reinterpretation of urbanization in Africa. This article applies transspecies urban theory to the existing literature on urban livestock in the developing world, as well as a case study of chickens in…

Building Sustainable Communities Through Alternative Food Systems

Alison Blay-Palmer and Irena Knezevic

2015, In Guy Robinson, G. and Doris Carson (eds.), Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing). Abstract Food provides a meaningful lens to create and build more sustainable communities. Given the challenges currently facing humanity it offers a shared basis for transformation. It can act as a platform for social equity,…

Food Systems and the City

Alison Blay-Palmer and Karen Landman

2015, In Pierre Filion, Markus Moos, Tara Vinodrai and Ryan Walker (eds.), Canadian Cities in Transition: 5th Edition (Toronto: Oxford University Press).  

Urban Scale Food System Governance: An Alternative Response to the Dominant Paradigm?

Gareth Haysom

2015, In A. Allen, A. Lampis and M. Swilling (eds), Untamed Urbanisms. (London: Routledge), pp 76-88.