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This fascinating volume examines the impact that rapid urbanization has had upon diets and food systems throughout Western Europe over the past two centuries. Bringing together studies from across the continent, it stresses the fundamental links between key changes in European social history and food systems, food cultures and food politics. Contributors respond to a number of important questions, including: when and how did local food production cease to be sufficient for the city and when did improved transport conditions and liberal commercial relations replace local by supra-regional food supplies? How far did the food industry contribute to improved living conditions in cities? What influence did urban consumers have? Food and the City in Europe since 1800 also examines issues of food hygiene and health impacts in cities, looks at various food innovations and how ‘new’ foods often first gained acceptance in cities, and explores how eating fashions have changed over the centuries.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Peter Lummel
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release: 2012-11-28
File: 276 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781409487487

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A global movement to take back our food is growing. The future of farming is in our hands—and in our cities. This book examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains, growing food within their city limits, and taking their "food security" into their own hands. The author, an award-winning food journalist, sought out leaders in the urban-agriculture movement and visited cities successfully dealing with "food deserts." What she found was not just a niche concern of activists but a global movement that cuts across the private and public spheres, economic classes, and cultures. She describes a global movement happening from London and Paris to Vancouver and New York to establish alternatives to the monolithic globally integrated supermarket model. A cadre of forward-looking, innovative people has created growing spaces in cities: on rooftops, backyards, vacant lots, along roadways, and even in "vertical farms." Whether it’s a community public orchard supplying the needs of local residents or an urban farm that has reclaimed a derelict inner city lot to grow and sell premium market veggies to restaurant chefs, the urban food revolution is clearly underway and working. This book is an exciting, fascinating chronicle of a game-changing movement, a rebellion against the industrial food behemoth, and a reclaiming of communities to grow, distribute, and eat locally.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Jennifer Cockrall-King
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Release: 2012-02-14
File: 372 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781616144593

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In Food City, a companion piece to Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, innovative architect and urban designer CJ Lim explores the issue of urban transformation and how the creation, storage and distribution of food has been and can again become a construct for the practice of everyday life. Food City investigates the reinstatement of food at the core of national and local governance -- how it can be a driver to restructure employment, education, transport, tax, health, culture, communities, and the justice system, re-evaluating how the city functions as a spatial and political entity. Global in scope, Food City first addresses the frameworks of over 25 international cities through the medium of food and how the city is governed. It then provides a case study through drawings, models, and text, exploring how a secondary infrastructure could function as a living environmental and food system operating as a sustainable stratum over the city of London. This case study raises serious questions about the priorities of our governing bodies, using architectural relationships to reframe the spaces of food consumption and production, analyzed through historical precedent, function and form. This study of the integration of food, architecture, and the development of future cities will both inspire and stimulate professionals and students in the fields of urban design and architecture.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: CJ Lim
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-04-16
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317919070

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To derive rational and convincible solutions to practical decision making problems in complex and hierarchical human organizations, the decision making problems are formulated as relevant mathematical programming problems which are solved by developing optimization techniques so as to exploit characteristics or structural features of the formulated problems. In particular, for resolving con?ict in decision making in hierarchical managerial or public organizations, the multi level formula tion of the mathematical programming problems has been often employed together with the solution concept of Stackelberg equilibrium. However,weconceivethatapairoftheconventionalformulationandthesolution concept is not always suf?cient to cope with a large variety of decision making situations in actual hierarchical organizations. The following issues should be taken into consideration in expression and formulation of decision making problems. Informulationofmathematicalprogrammingproblems,itistacitlysupposedthat decisions are made by a single person while game theory deals with economic be havior of multiple decision makers with fully rational judgment. Because two level mathematical programming problems are interpreted as static Stackelberg games, multi level mathematical programming is relevant to noncooperative game theory; in conventional multi level mathematical programming models employing the so lution concept of Stackelberg equilibrium, it is assumed that there is no communi cation among decision makers, or they do not make any binding agreement even if there exists such communication. However, for decision making problems in such as decentralized large ?rms with divisional independence, it is quite natural to sup pose that there exists communication and some cooperative relationship among the decision makers.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Masatoshi Sakawa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2009-06-18
File: 250 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441906762

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Genre: Civil defense
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1983
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCR:31210024866442

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This two-volume set is a broad compendium of the law, policies, and legal influences that affect the food on our plates today. • Alphabetically arranged entries describe topics related to the intersection of law and food • An appendix offers examples of legislation, court cases, regulations, and international treaties related to food • A timeline shows the development of the law of food in the United States • A bibliography lists additional materials for reference

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Elizabeth M. Williams
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2010-12-22
File: 646 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780313364495

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“Grounded in the urban politics of the 21st Century world-wide, this thoughtful volume hooks urban food – and especially its production – to social justice in a realistic and manageable way.” —Diana Lee-Smith, Mazingira Institute, Kenya “An excellent international overview of urban food democracy and governance, with impressive geographical reach.” —Andre Viljoen, University of Brighton, UK This edited collection explores urban food democracy as part of a broader policy-based approach to sustainable urban development. Conceptually, governance and social justice provide the analytical framework for a varied array of contributions which critically address issues including urban agriculture, smart cities, human health and wellbeing and urban biodiversity. Some chapters take the form of thematic, issue-based discussions, where others are constituted by empirical case studies. Contributing authors include both academic experts and practitioners who hail from a wide range of disciplines, professions and nations. All offer original research and robust consideration of urban food democracy in cities from across the Global North and South. Taken as a whole, this book makes a significant contribution to understanding the potential enabling role of good urban governance in developing formal urban food policy that is economically and socially responsive and in tune with forms of community-driven adaptation of space for the local production, distribution and consumption of nutritious food.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Alec Thornton
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release: 2019-11-28
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783030171872

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A 2017 James Beard Award Nominee: From the breweries of New Amsterdam to Brooklyn’s Sweet’n Low, a vibrant account of four centuries of food production in New York City. New York is hailed as one of the world’s “food capitals,” but the history of food-making in the city has been mostly lost. Since the establishment of the first Dutch brewery, the commerce and culture of food enriched New York and promoted its influence on America and the world by driving innovations in machinery and transportation, shaping international trade, and feeding sailors and soldiers at war. Immigrant ingenuity re-created Old World flavors and spawned such familiar brands as Thomas’ English Muffins, Hebrew National, Twizzlers, and Ronzoni macaroni. Food historian Joy Santlofer re-creates the texture of everyday life in a growing metropolis—the sound of stampeding cattle, the smell of burning bone for char, and the taste of novelties such as chocolate-covered matzoh and Chiclets. With an eye-opening focus on bread, sugar, drink, and meat, Food City recovers the fruitful tradition behind today’s local brewers and confectioners, recounting how food shaped a city and a nation.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Joy Santlofer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2016-11-01
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393241365

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New book presents scrumptious recipes and the memories that are carved out of it Author, Phyllis Watts, invites readers to tap the inner chef in them as she unleashes a scrumptious collection of mouthwatering recipes, as well as the memories and the people who made these foods even more delicious. In Where Food And People Meet, she shares her personal stories of foods as she offers a variety of easy-to-prepare recipes that are perfect for all kinds of occasions. Using experiences through her travel in forty-nine states and most of Canada, Watts shares her expanded knowledge about both people and food with everyday folk. A beguiling book of recipes, Where Food And People Meet contains her very own recipes, ones that are handed to her, and those that are adopted as family favorites. It includes contemporary and classic favorites that are featured with additions or suggestions to rework them. Readers of this release will be enticed to try their hands on fun refreshments such as Bloody Mary and Mocha Banana Smoothie, and learn how to prepare exciting snacks that are also great for gifts like Chocolate Biscotti and Frosted Whoopie Pies. Broccoli Soup, Waldorf Salad, Beef Yankee Pot Roast, and Sauerbraten Slow Cooked are just a few of the many sophisticated recipes that are made easy.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Phyllis Watts
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2009-12-08
File: 624 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781469113968

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The vibrant interest in food studies among both academics and amateurs has made food history an exciting field of investigation. Taking stock of three decades of groundbreaking multidisciplinary research, the book examines two broad questions: What has history contributed to the development of food studies? How have other disciplines - sociology, anthropology, literary criticism, science, art history - influenced writing on food history in terms of approach, methodology, controversies, and knowledge of past foodways? Essays by twelve prominent scholars provide a compendium of global and multicultural answers to these questions. The contributors critically assess food history writing in the United States, Africa, Mexico and the Spanish Diaspora, India, the Ottoman Empire, the Far East - China, Japan and Korea - Europe, Jewish communities and the Middle East. Several historical eras are covered: the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, Early Modern Europe and the Modern day. The book is a unique addition to the growing literature on food history. It is required reading for anyone seeking a detailed discussion of food history research in diverse times and places.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Kyri W. Claflin
Publisher: Berg
Release: 2013-08-01
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780857852175

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