Placing the food system on the urban agenda: The role of municipal institutions in food systems planning

  title={Placing the food system on the urban agenda: The role of municipal institutions in food systems planning},
  author={Kameshwari Pothukuchi and Jerome L. Kaufman},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
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