Impact & reporting

We are working with the University of the West of England to evaluate the full breadth and depth of impact of the Sustainable Food Places approach and programme, both in driving positive food system change and in delivering measurable benefits to local communities.

Read the Phase 2 Evaluation Report from the University of the West of England (May 2019)

Read Public Health professionals’ assessment of Sustainable Food Cities - Making the case for a place-based systems approach to healthy and sustainable food (Oct 2017). Download the full report

Read Making the case for a systems approach to healthy and sustainable food - a draft tool we have developed that can help to measure progress against key health, economic and environmental outcomes using proxy indicators. It can also be used to help demonstrate the effectiveness of your approach. Please note that all of the content is also accessible via the website’s Resources pages.

‘[Sustainable Food Places] represents a return of £2 for every £1 investment by EFF. The multiplier effect is greater when assessed at city level, with a total SFC grant funding of £493,359 [2016-2019] to 31 city members generating £7 for every £1 invested.’
University of the West of England (Evaluation Report, May 2019)

SFP in academic publications

Moragues-Faus, A.; Santo, R. 2019. Towards a trans-local food governance: Exploring the transformative capacity of food policy assemblages in the US and UK. Geoforum

Antal, L. 2019. Chapter: How Places in the UK Are Working to Meet this Challenge. Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Moragues-Faus, A.; Marceau, A. Measuring Progress in Sustainable Food Cities: An Indicators Toolbox for Action. Sustainability 2019, 11, 45.

Moragues Faus, A. and Sonnino, R. 2019. Re-assembling sustainable food cities: An exploration of translocal governance and its multiple agencies Urban Studies

Moragues Faus, A. 2019. Chapter Four - Addressing Food Security Vulnerabilities Through Urban Food Policy Alliances: The Case of the Sustainable Food Cities Network in the UK. Advances in Food Security and Sustainability

Halliday, J. Barling, D. 2018. The Role and Engagement of Mayors in Local Food Policy Groups: Comparing the Cases of London and Bristol Advances in Food Security and Sustainability

Garnett, T. Mathewson, S. Angelides, P. Borthwick, F. 2015. Policies and actions to shift eating patterns: What works? FCRN

Morgan, K. 2015. Nourishing the city: The rise of the urban food question in the Global North Urban Studies