Scholarly and political debates on realizing circular urban food systems in the Netherlands have increasingly recognised the importance of strengthened multi-level policy integration. Yet, while calls for integrated policy are not new, much less is known about how this can be most effectively governed and implemented in practice. Gaps in understanding exist regarding how different multi-level policy configurations, from local to international, ‘land’ at the local level to shape experiences and practices of actors – from producers to consumers – involved in local urban circular food system initiatives. This project aims to address this gap by exploring the intersection between multi-level policy configurations and practices of local circular food system actors operating in urban(ising) contexts. Adopting an international comparative investigation, it will compare The Netherlands with international cases to advance understanding of interactions between different governance context and practices.
|Effective start/end date||1/08/20 → 1/08/23|