Alison Blay-PalmerScientific Coordinator

Alison Blay-Palmer is the Founding Director of the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada. She leads the five-year project “Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged” (FLEdGE).

Blay-Palmer, A., Santini, G., Dubbeling, M., Renting, H., Taguchi, M., & Giordano, T. (2018). Validating the City Region Food System Approach: Enacting Inclusive, Transformational City Region Food Systems. Sustainability, 10(5), 1680
Talukder, B., Blay-Palmer, A., Hipel, K. W., & vanLoon, G. W. (2017). Elimination Method of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA): A Simple Methodological Approach for Assessing Agricultural Sustainability. Sustainability, 9(2), 287.
Blay-Palmer, A., Sonnino, R. and Custot. C. 2016. A Food ‘Politics of the Possible’? Growing Sustainable Food Places through Collective Action. Agriculture and Human Values. DOI10.1007/s10460-015-9592-0. (26)
Blay-Palmer, A. 2016. Power Imbalances, Food Insecurity and Children’s Rights in Canada. Frontiers in Public Health. 4:117. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00117
Edited by M. Anderson, Middlebury College; D. Humphries, Yale School of Public Health.
Blay-Palmer, A. (editor) 2010. Imagining sustainable food systems. Ashgate Publishing: Aldershot.

Alison Blay Palmer will be the scientific coordinator of the activities through annual meetings and follow up by video conferences and some trips to visit partners. She will be helped by Elodie Valette. The assessment of the usefulness of the methodology for various actors (public policy makers, innovation actors, researchers, actors who implement SDG at local level) will also be coordinated by Alison Blay Palmer.