News & Events

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.


Urban farming: four reasons it should flourish post-pandemic

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.


Rurban ecosystem services research gets underway with the arrival of our new team member

21st May 2020

Meet our latest Rurban Revolutionary, Dan Evans, and find out more about the ecosystems services research to come.


Does urban food growing help us under lockdown? New Rurban research underway

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.


Meet the team: Charlotte Hardman, Co-investigator

1st May 2020

Get to know the team – Charlotte Hardman from University of Liverpool is next up.


COVID-19 is getting us growing – but are we harvesting all the benefits of urban farming?

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.


Meet the team: Bethan Mead, Rurban Researcher

17th April 2020

Learn more about our team members, next up is Bethan at University of Liverpool.


Meet the team: Lael Walsh, Rurban Researcher

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.


Urban food production important part of action on climate change

13th August 2019

New climate change report says urban agriculture is a triple win for climate mitigation, adaptation and food security.


Five ways Rurban Revolution fits with the new National Food Strategy

5th July 2019

We were very excited to see the review on a new National Food Strategy launched last week. Read our reflections here.


Rurban Revolution getting ready for the road

3rd June 2019

Team member Beth Mead has been getting ready to take Rurban Revolution on the road with some outreach this summer.


Rurban Revolution project gets officially underway

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.


Leveraging local food systems to tackle climate change

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.


Researchers explore potential for an urban agriculture revolution in the UK

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?