We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands, skies and waters across Australia and pay our respects to elders past and present. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

This research was created on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and we acknowledge their ongoing care and connection to Country.



This project explored urban food innovation in Sydney as a social process.

We asked – what are the relationships, networks, policies, learning, support systems created and experienced by humans that lead to food innovation?

The project curated these stories together with local food innovators.

We encourage you to read their stories, listen to our podcast, use the free toolkit to create your own local stories of food innovation and follow our research.

You can access the free, open-access research data via the Figshare repository [link]

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Team + Funding


Research Team

This research is led by Dr Sarina Kilham with creative and intellectual collaboration with Dr Tania Leimbach and Dr Tanja Rosenqvist


This research was developed with funding from the City of Sydney, The Australian Sociological Association and Charles Sturt University.



The research is the result of the independent work of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the funders. The funders do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained herein

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