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Food and Cities

explores the systemic relations of food systems and urban development and how these relationships influence the transformation towards sustainable societies. 

City gardens. Photo.

Food & Cities is a collaboration between SLU Future Food and SLU Urban Futures. The project communicates SLU’s existing research and aims to create new encounters between different disciplines and sectors. The project seeks to identify knowledge gaps and cross-disciplinary research questions and investigates how a long-term thematic focus on food and citiescould be established at SLU.  

Seed funding from Food & Cities

Researchers at SLU can apply for seed funding from Food & Cities to develop cross-disciplinary research that examines the systemic relationships between food systems and urban development and how these relationships affect the transformation to sustainable communities.

Heaps of pennies

Research Initiatives

At SLU a large number of research and collaboration initiatives with significance for food and cities are conducted.


Educational Programmes

There are a number of educational programmes at SLU that offer interdisciplinary learning on subjects relating to food and cities.


Food & Cities Stories

Meet people working with Food & Cities at SLU!

A man and a women with freshly harvested vegetables in front of a green house. Photo.

News & updates

Food and Landscape

How is the landscape affected by what we eat? In the masterprogram Food and Landscape you can learn more about how you can help shaping the food landscape of the future. (Select English subtitle under settings.)

Published: 01 September 2022 - Page editor: futurefood@slu.se