Environmental Resilience: Food and the City--Zimbabwe (Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements) (Paperback)

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Environmental Resilience: Food and the City--Zimbabwe (Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements) (Paperback)

By Percy Toriro (Editor), Innocent Chirisa (Editor)

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This book discusses the production, distribution, regulatory and management frameworks that affect food in urban settings. It plugs a gap in knowledge especially in the sub-Saharan Africa region where food, despite its critical importance, has been ignored as a 'determinant of success' in the planning and management of cities and towns. The various chapters in the book demonstrate how urban populations in Zimbabwe and elsewhere have often devised ways to produce own food to supplement on their incomes. Food is produced largely by way of urban agriculture or imported from the countryside and sold in both formal and informal stores and stalls. The book shows how in spite of the important space food occupies in the lives of all city residents, the planning and regulatory framework does not facilitate the better performance of food systems.
Percy Toriro is an Urban Planner practicing in Eastern and Southern Africa. He is also a Research Consultant with the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. He is a four-term past President of the Zimbabwe Institute of Regional and Urban Planners. He also taught in the Planning School at the University of Zimbabwe and once headed Town Planning for the City of Harare. Percy holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town and is a Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Canada. His research areas include Housing, Urban Informality, Food Systems and Security, Migration, Urban Environments and Sustainability. Innocent Chirisa is a professor in the Department of Demography Settlement and Development, University of Zimbabwe. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe and a Research Fellow in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, South Africa.
Product Details ISBN: 9789811603075
ISBN-10: 9811603073
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2022
Pages: 202
Language: English
Series: Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements