Many of us in the world of food policy are excited by what is happening in cities. Hundreds of municipalities are developing and delivering policies to improve the food system. Fortunately, extensive efforts to document them means we know a considerable amount about what they are doing—a whole host
Professor Corinna Hawkes is Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, UK, a Centre dedicated to advancing the thinking and practice of integrated and inclusive food policy. Her work focuses on how food systems policies can more effectively address poor quality diets and malnutrition worldwide in cities, countries and globally. Corinna serves as Co-Chair of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report and is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems. You can read her reflections on food policy here.
Jess Halliday is a consultant and researcher who specializes in governance of local level and urban food policy. In recent years she has worked with the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food (IPES-Food) and the UNESCO Chair on World Food Systems in Montpellier, France. Jess received her PhD in food policy from the Centre for Food Policy, City University London in 2015. Prior to this, she worked as a journalist for over a decade.