Connective Consumptions: Mapping Melbourne's Food Sharing Ecosystem

Edwards, F and Davies, A 2018, 'Connective Consumptions: Mapping Melbourne's Food Sharing Ecosystem', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 476-495.


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Title Connective Consumptions: Mapping Melbourne's Food Sharing Ecosystem
Author(s) Edwards, F
Davies, A
Year 2018
Journal name Urban Policy and Research
Volume number 36
Issue number 4
Start page 476
End page 495
Total pages 20
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Food sharing, understood as the collaborative growing, cooking, eating and distributing of food, as well as the sharing of food related skills, spaces and tools, is experiencing a renaissance in cities. From meal sharing apps that are used to exchange home-cooked meals to online maps that reveal surplus harvests, innovative technologies are reshaping food sharing practices. Such initiatives intersect with other food and social movements to form what could be described as �food sharing ecosystems�. This paper applies assemblage theory to four food sharing initiatives in Melbourne, Australia, to ascertain the implications of their ecosystems for urban planning and policy.
Subject Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) assemblage thinking
cities
Food sharing
ICT
Melbourne
DOI - identifier 10.1080/08111146.2018.1476231
Copyright notice © 2018 Editorial Board, Urban Policy and Research.
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