Mapping the Current Landscape of Food Co-operatives in London
Mapping the Current Landscape of Food Co-operatives in London is a collaboration between researchers in the School of European Languages, Culture and Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
1 August 2014
Grant: Grand Challenges Small Grants
Year awarded: 2014-15
Amount awarded: £4,000
- Mary Hilson, School of European Languages, Culture and Society
- Muki Haklay, Department of Civil, Environmental, Geomatic Engineering
- Marina Chang, UCL Advances
- Louise Francis, Mapping for Change
“How can large complex cities such as London develop sustainable food systems?
The UNs designation of 2012 as International Year of Co-operatives stimulated interest in co-operatives as a way of responding to this major challenge of the 21st century. However, while they are often cited as a means of bridging the divide between consumers and producers, research on co-operatives has itself been divided across different disciplines.
Agricultural, consumer and worker co-operatives have generated quite distinct bodies of research.
Seeking novel ways to integrate these disparate traditions this pilot project will map the current landscape of food co-operatives in London as a significant starting point to understand the role and potential of food co-operatives in feeding the twenty-first century city.
Impacts and Outputs
- A map of London's food cooperatives