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ISSN (online): 2076-3298
Journal Sheet: Environments
Year of the Pubblication: 2021
26
Feb
2021
Paper Submission Deadline
31
Mar
2021
Publishing Date

Add to Calendar 02/26/2021 08:00 Europe/Rome Rural-Urban Relations and Sustainable Food Systems

Whether it is from climate change, the energy crisis, or economic downturn, we are more aware than ever that the food system will confront many challenges in the future. The recent pandemic has shown the necessity – as well as the opportunity – to test novel approaches that question the business-as-usual way in which our food system is shaped. This means its resilience must increase, while at the same time its capacity to provide food security for all must be enhanced. The relation between the city and the countryside has also come to the fore, alongside multiple benefits that could potentially arise out of the enhancement of such relations. In this Special Issue, food systems are used as an organizing framework, as they represent the ideal locus to think of urban and rural as two closely interconnected dimensions. Looking at the ecological, social, economic, technical, and institutional components of the food system(s) and their interactions and outcomes, the “boundaries” between rural and urban become blurred. Our focus is on the sustainability-related aspects that relate the various components and outcomes of the food system to their rural-urban context. We invite papers presenting original research on this topic, to contribute to the identification of best practices and potential solutions to present and future challenges.
Keywords: rural-urban relations; food systems; food
security; sustainability; resilience; rural; urban; post-pandemic.

Switzerland
CALL FOR PAPERS
Code: CFP-E100-SI11_2021
Posting date: 19/10/2020

Rural-Urban Relations and Sustainable Food Systems


Aims and Scope

Whether it is from climate change, the energy crisis, or economic downturn, we are more aware than ever that the food system will confront many challenges in the future. The recent pandemic has shown the necessity – as well as the opportunity – to test novel approaches that question the business-as-usual way in which our food system is shaped. This means its resilience must increase, while at the same time its capacity to provide food security for all must be enhanced. The relation between the city and the countryside has also come to the fore, alongside multiple benefits that could potentially arise out of the enhancement of such relations. In this Special Issue, food systems are used as an organizing framework, as they represent the ideal locus to think of urban and rural as two closely interconnected dimensions. Looking at the ecological, social, economic, technical, and institutional components of the food system(s) and their interactions and outcomes, the “boundaries” between rural and urban become blurred. Our focus is on the sustainability-related aspects that relate the various components and outcomes of the food system to their rural-urban context. We invite papers presenting original research on this topic, to contribute to the identification of best practices and potential solutions to present and future challenges.
Keywords: rural-urban relations; food systems; food
security; sustainability; resilience; rural; urban; post-pandemic.

Languages
English
Country
Switzerland
Topics
Biodiversity, Circular Economy, City, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Complex Systems, Criticism, Data Management, Data Sensing and Analysis, Decision Support Systems, Dynamic Models, Ecology, Ecosystems, Environmental Impact, Environmental Sustainability, Food Design, Food Systems, Future Developments, Health & Wellbeing, Health Emergency, ICT, Inclusive Design, Industry 4.0, Interdisciplinary Approach, Internet of Things (IoT), Methodology, Modeling, Monitoring, Nature-based Solutions, Resilience, Rural Environment, SDGs 2030
Review process
The Journal adopts double-blind peer review process
Indexed By

AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library), AGRIS Agricultural Sciences and Technology (FAO), DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index – Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), Genamics JournalSeek, GeoRef (American Geosciences Institute),Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers (NSD), Scopus (Elsevier) Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), CLOCKSS (Digital Archive), e-Helvetica (Swiss National Library Digital Archive), Academic OneFile (Gale/Cengage Learning), Google Scholar J-Gate (Informatics India), ProQuest Central (ProQuest), Science In Context (Gale/Cengage Learning), WorldCat (OCLC).

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Additional Notice from the Editor

Guest Editors
Prof. Gianluca Brunori
Dr. Sabrina Arcuri