15 September 2022
Enough with the urban vs. rural binary. When rurbanization brings agriculture into cities, everyone benefits. Read this article from Wired quoting Rurban research as well as other studies from the US.
22 July 2022
Health, resilience and sustainability benefits of urban food growing: findings and future of the Rurban Revolution project
26th June 2022
You can catch now up with this online event where we discussed the findings of the the Rurban Revolution project, the projects that come next, and what we need to do if we want a rurban revolution to be a reality online.
30th May 2022
The Rurban Revolution team will be at Glastonbury Festival from the 22nd of June in the Science Tent to talk all things urban food growing.
How a ‘Right to Grow’ law could contribute to improving environmental, physical and mental health across the country
17th May 2022
The Rurban team discuss what a Right to Grow law could deliver based on the science, published in The Conversation.
4th February 2022
New Rurban Revolution study explores the productive potential of our urban green spaces in Great Britain.
13th October 2021
We are excited to launch new Rurban Revolution impact project, supporting and connecting growing communities in Liverpool. Hear more about it from our new researcher, Clara Steiner.
Photo: Gina Frausin
6th July 2021
Learn more about our new Rurban Revolution spin-off project, Rurban Hope Spots, from lead researcher Rachel Marshall.
25th June 2021
Rachel is joining the Rurban Revolution to explore how rurbanised landscapes affect our food choices.
Catch up on this open webinar on ‘Talking about Places and Spaces’ that took place in June as part of the 2020/2021 Lancaster University Public Lecture Series.
2nd June 2021
Learn more about our team members – next up is Natalia from Cranfield University
How might urban agriculture and healthy diets be related? New Rurban Revolution research now published
30th April 2021
Our new paper about relationships between urban agriculture and diet, and what might explain this, has just been published in Appetite.
26th August 2020
Here are four reasons why food growing should become a perennial feature in our gardens, towns and cities after COVID-19.
Lockdown Lettuces: New research to examine the potential of home food growing in response to COVID-19
19th August 2020
We’ve officially re-orientated the Rurban Revolution project in response to COVID-19. Learn more about what we have planned in our Lockdown Lettuce citizen science activities.
21st May 2020
Meet our latest Rurban Revolutionary, Dan Evans, and find out more about the ecosystems services research to come.
5th May 2020
How is the outbreak affecting individual food access and well-being, and what’s the role of urban farming? Our new research hopes to help us find out.
1st May 2020
Get to know the team – Charlotte Hardman from University of Liverpool is next up.
27th April 2020
Faced with empty supermarket shelves, more time on our hands, confined at home with kids to educate and entertain it seems many thoughts have turned to seeds.
17th April 2020
Learn more about our team members, next up is Bethan at University of Liverpool.
18th December 2019
Learn more about our team members, starting with researcher Lael Walsh at Lancaster University.
With Yellowhammer on everyone’s mind, there couldn’t be a better time to talk food system resilience
17th September 2019
Read our team’s reflections on resilience following the recent Global Food Security Programme Stakeholder Meeting.
13th August 2019
New climate change report says urban agriculture is a triple win for climate mitigation, adaptation and food security.
5th July 2019
We were very excited to see the review on a new National Food Strategy launched last week. Read our reflections here.
3rd June 2019
Team member Beth Mead has been getting ready to take Rurban Revolution on the road with some outreach this summer.
7th May 2019
On the 8th and 9th April 2019 we brought together the project team along with food system experts to have our official kick-off in Lancaster University.
30th April 2019
Food has a big role to play in dealing with climate change. How can we change our local food systems to help fight climate change and deal with its consequences? This was the topic of a recent workshop we co-facilitated.
1st March 2019
Could we transform UK food production by radically upscaling fruit and veg growing in our towns and cities? And would urban agriculture make us, and our environment, healthier?