Full name

Daphne Page

Institution / Affiliation

City University London

Short biography

PhD Topic
Exploring the Perceived Link between Urban Agriculture and Sustainability in Municipal Urban Food Strategies within the United Kingdom’s Sustainable Food Cities Network
PhD Food Policy
Department of Sociology, City University London, UK. (2014 – Present)Awards: City University Studentship for 2014-2017
Master of Applied Science
Environmental Applied Science & Management, Ryerson University, Canada. (2012-2014)Research: Identifying communication networks within Toronto’s emerging Rooftop Urban Agriculture communityAwards: 

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for 2013-2014
Ryerson Graduate Award for academic merit for 2013-2014
Ryerson Graduate Entrance Award for 2012-2013

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 
Environmental Studies & Geography, Bishop’s University, Canada (2010)Research: Cool-Climate Viticulture: A study of the adaptive strategies used by two vineyards in Eastern Quebec
PhD Research
My research focuses on the links that are being made between urban agriculture and sustainability within local food strategies. Since a growing number of municipalities (towns, cities, regions, etc) are creating strategies under the umbrella of sustainability, I am interested in how those writing the policies are associating urban agriculture (as just one part of the overall strategy) with local sustainability objectives. Since what is sustainable can be very subjective, I’m interested in exploring how this varies amongst food policies. Specifically, I would like to determine how this differs based on the type of governance model driving the creation of the strategy, whether it is a fully council-led and embedded strategy, or a completely independent civil society organization, or a hybrid of both.
Research Interests

Urban Agriculture
Urban Food Strategies/Policies
Sustainability & sustainable local transitions
Local/civil society food movements
Rooftop Urban Agriculture

Expertise (keywords)

Sociology, Food Policy,

Work address

13A Melgund Road


N5 1PT

City / location



United Kingdom

Public telephone number