Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Urbanization Issues Affecting Food System Sustainability.
Chapter 2 History of Urban Food Policy in Europe, From the Ancient City to the Industrial City.
Chapter 3 Cities’ Strategies for Sustainable Food and the Levers They Mobilize.
Chapter 4 Theoretical Approaches for Effective Sustainable Urban Food Policymaking.
Chapter 5 Reconciling Sustainability Issues and Urban Policy Levers.
Chapter 6 Putting Food on the Regional Policy Agenda in Montpellier, France.
Chapter 7 Conclusion. This Open Access book is for scientists and experts who work on urban food policies. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the urban food system sustainability and how it can be tackled by local governments. Written by a collective of researchers, this book describes the existing conceptual frameworks for an analysis of urban food policies, at the crossroads of the concepts of food system and sustainable city. It provides a basis for identifying research questions related to urban local government initiatives in the North and South. It is the result of work carried out within Agropolis International within the framework of the Sustainable Urban Food Systems program and an action research carried out in support of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole for the construction of its agroecological and food policy.