Publications: Book Chapters

Industrial Livestock and the Ecological Hoofprint

Tony Weis

2016. In Mark Shucksmith, David L. Brown, Neil Argent, Bettina B. Bock, Lynda Cheshire, David Freshwater, Geoffrey Lawrence, Katrina Rønningen, Kai A. Schafft, and Sally Shortall (eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies. Abingdon: Routledge. The interconnected practices of growing, preparing and eating food have always been central to human social relations and to the diversity…

Food Security Amongst Urban Households

Jane Battersby

2015. In S. Fukudu-Parr and V. Taylor (eds.), Food Security in South Africa: Human Rights and Entitlement Perspectives (Cape Town: UCT Press), pp. 97-119. The right to food is guaranteed in South Africa’s Constitution as it is in international law. Yet food insecurity remains widespread and persistent, at levels much higher than in countries with similar…

Food Security as a Lens on the Lived Experience of Poverty in Philippi

Jane Battersby

2015. In M. Brown-Luthango (ed.), State/Society Synergy in Philippi (Cape Town: African Centre for Cities), pp. 94-117. A city is what it eats. Food is central to the health, culture, economy and experience of urban areas and their citizens. And yet, this vital lens to understand our cities is often neglected. This chapter draws on the data set generated from the…

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).  

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,…

The Philippi Fresh Produce Market: Misunderstood Development?

Gareth Haysom

2015, In Mercy Brown-Luthango (ed.), State/Society Synergy in Philippi, Cape Town (Cape Town: African Centre for Cities) & Mercy Brown-Luthango (ed.), Local Development in Poor, Marginalised Areas in Cities of the South (Cape Town: ACC).

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.

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…

Goal 11: Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable

Susan Parnell

2015. In ICSU, ISSC Review of the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective (Paris: International Council for Science),  pp. 53-57. Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way…

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…