On June 19, Dr. Nevin Cohen was invited to participate in a workshop at Cardiff University to identify the roles cities can play in providing greater food security and ecological sustainability. Twenty experts in food systems, led by Dr. Ana Moragues-Faus, Cardiff research fellow, used a social-ecological framework to explore the governance processes and required indicators and variables to produce food systems that lead to healthier, more equitable outcomes.

The workshop was followed by a public forum to discuss the past decade of urban food policy and possible levers to support a New Urban Food Agenda. Nevin Cohen presented the findings of a recently released Institute report and journal article analyzing the past decade of food policy governance in New York City. Colleagues from Cape Town, London, Toronto, and Cardiff reflected on how cities actively shape and are shaped by the global food system, including through new and growing international city networks such as the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact.