Co-creating sustainable food systems

Sigrid Wertheim-Heck, Natalia Romero Herrera

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This Special Issue is preoccupied with the question: ‘How can citizens play an active role in co-creating sustainable food systems?’. The issue presents four distinct empirical research studies that explore participatory actions, co-creation and citizen science in moving towards more sustainable urban food systems at the intersection of design and sustainability. The various contributions explore the role of co-design with citizens to create sustainable food systems by address-ing issues related to food production, processing, transportation and consumption. The issue covers diverse topics in distinct settings, from co-creation with agri-food smallholders in Vietnam to a design-led systemic action against homelessness-related food poverty in Turin, Italy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Food Design
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • citizen engagement
  • inclusive design
  • living labs
  • methodology
  • social equity
  • system design
  • urban labs


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