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Sustainable urban food systems Surfood - FOODSCAPES

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The aim of this research is to analyse the relationships between the foodscape and the food styles (consumption, practices and representations) of urban dwellers.

More particularly, it is a matter of characterising the food supply in residential districts. “Supply” refers to procurement zones (markets, shops) and catering sites. To what extent does the configuration of the local supply influence consumption, eating habits and their sustainability?

Furthermore, our aim is to assess the individual factors (representations, perceptions, etc.) which interact in the relationships between different spaces, consumption and practices with a view to identifying those which consolidate the effects of the foodscape on practices and those which mitigate them.

Our project will thus establish a multi-level conceptual framework for the relationships between these different factors. The results of this research will make it possible to answer current scientific questions concerning the effects of gardening, the creation of open-air food markets and the continued existence or the disappearance of local food shops on food behaviors, as well as questions concerning the effects of new supply practices like the use of internet for buying food and dishes.

Project Number : 1603-004

Year : 2016

Type of funding : PC

Project type : PE

Research units in the network : NUTRIPASS TETIS

Start date :
01 Jan 2017

End date :
01 Dec 2019

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Project leader :
Nicolas Bricas

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Budget allocated :
300000 €

Total budget allocated ( including co-financing) :
300000 €

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