Isabelle Lacourt is an Agronomist, has got a phD in soil microbiology and has worked as a researcher in France, Scotland, USA, Canada, Italy for 10 years. Since 2005 she has got a master in Environmental communication (IED of Turin) and has been specialized in thematics such as sustainable food systems and the use of sustainable development as a lever to compete. Responsible of research activities in Risteco, she has written/coordinated/ participated to several European Projects focusing on adult training on the topic of environmental impacts in catering (Softagri, Bio chez Toi, C2C). She is now involved in Eating City project where she organises workshops meetings and write publications and reports. She is one of the co-Authors of the books “La ville qui mange” and “City food Policies. Securing our daily bread in an urbanizing world.”.
Contributions in CITEGO
- Food policies must be based on a systemic vision
- Moving towards a possible synergy between urban and rural territories.
- Some lessons learnt: an overview on various strategies
- Moving towards a possible synergy between urban and rural territories
- Mainstreaming sustainable urban food systems
6 case studies
- Brussels, a city-region which bets on urban agriculture to stimulate sustainable food-based local economy
- Rennes’ food policy: A local partnership focusing on local farming to reconcile the city with rural areas
- Paris: Improving food system sustainability through the supply chain challenge
- FoodWorks: Innovative urban food programs in New York City
- Bristol Food Policy Council: Catalyst and enabler of the Bristol Food System
- The Toronto experience: when food is about relationships and no more about commodities