Development, resources and energy

Energy | Consumption | Water | Food | Minerals

Planning for sustainable food-secure cities in China and Canada

Chinese marketIt is clear that cities will increasingly play a role in delivering sustainable ways of providing food. But if we understand the need for sustainable urban food systems, why have city planning efforts been so weak on this front? Learn more...

Urban food security and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

Street vendor in Lamu, KenyaMost research on food security in Africa focuses on rural food security.  There are large gaps in our knowledge and understanding of the dimensions of urban food insecurity, its causes, consequences and implications for the growing numbers of urban poor. Learn more...


Faculty working on Energy, resources & development

Bruce Frayne
larry swatuk
olaf weber