We are happy to announce the forthcoming XI AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference “Building Movement, Achieving Transformation”. The conference will be held in Brussels and Ghent (Belgium), from the 19th to 22th of June 2024.

The XI AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference asks how sustainable food planning can become more embedded into socially innovative and transformative movements. How can we strategically support the multiple communities imagining alternative futures? How can we mobilize around the sustainable transformation of food systems? How can we start from the farmers’ perspectives in that endeavour? What can design contribute?

 Proposals for either papers or special sessions are welcome on the following key thematic axes:

  1. Spatial planning, soil and the land question
  2. A food system lens on architecture, urban planning and design
  3. Innovative governance and policy frameworks
  4. Socio-ecologically just food systems
  5. The challenge of movement building 

The deadline for abstract submission is the 15th of January 2024.

JOIN US AND SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT HERE  (http://bit.ly/Aesopsfp2024

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On behalf of the AESOP SFP organizing team, Prof. Michiel Dehaene, University of Ghent
Prof. Elke Vanempten, ILVO-Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food & VUB-Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research
Dr. Alessandra Manganelli, HafenCity University, Hamburg