Dr Richard Nunes is interviewed about his latest research project

18 September 2014

Dr Richard Nunes is interviewed about his latest research project

Dr Richard Nunes, from Real Estate & Planning, was interviewed recently by "Get Reading" about his EU funded research project Cities on the Grow.

Dr Richard Nunes, from Real Estate & Planning, was interviewed recently by "Get Reading" about his latest research project Cities on the Grow. The EU-funded study will be co-led by Reading University and Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, in a collaboration with industry, public and voluntary and community organisations. 

Researchers in the Cities on the Grow study want to help these types of businesses which often initially rely on grant funding, to become self-sufficient. They will be asking for the opinions of community food businesses and their customers.

Dr Richard Nunes, co-lead of the study, said: “Many community food businesses exist on a grant funded business model which isn’t necessarily sustainable. Our study seeks to support them in their transition toward more commercially viable business practices, whilst securing their social and climate benefits. This important project will not be possible without engaging multiple audiences, including academic, policy and business communities and of course consumers. We hope the local community engages with the project and its aims to make Reading’s local food economy more sustainable.”

Find out more on the project website: Cities on the Grow

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