A global movement

Sustainable Food Places is part of a rapidly growing global movement of city and city-regional food policy partnerships.


Sustainable Food Places has attracted considerable interest from overseas as a source of emerging good practice and international collaboration.

Across Europe - including France, Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Portugal - many cities are investing in integrated food policy and strategy and are coming together to form national city-food networks.

The USA and Canada have 324 cities with some form of local food partnership, often called food policy councils.

We are working with a number of national city-food networks to share learning, work collaboratively on transnational initiatives and support the growth and success of cross-sector partnership approaches to local food systems transformation.

Global city-food networks are increasingly incorporating a place-based systems approach to food in their actions world-wide: