Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements
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Environmental Resilience

Food and the City—Zimbabwe

Editors: Toriro, Percy, Chirisa, Innocent (Eds.)

  • Addresses the growing challenge of urban food security in a global South context
  • Appeals to a transdisciplinary audience including Planners, Geographers, Policy makers, Sociologists and City Managers
  • Contextualizes for in the framework of urban planning and governance, while registering food security as a key factor in urban development and management
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

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eBook 74,89 €
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  • Due: June 30, 2021
  • ISBN 978-981-16-0305-1
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: June 30, 2021
  • ISBN 978-981-16-0304-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Resilience
Book Subtitle
Food and the City—Zimbabwe
Editors
  • Percy Toriro
  • Innocent Chirisa
Series Title
Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-0305-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-0305-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-0304-4
Series ISSN
2198-2546
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 202
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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