The Milan Food Policy

As the host of the food-focused World Expo 2015, Milan created a post-expo legacy by adopting a comprehensive urban food policy to increase local food consumption, promote healthy eating, and reduce waste - while encouraging cities around the world to do the same. Milan hosted the World Expo in 2015 with the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” That spotlight made Milan the centre of a global debate about food systems and prompted the city to establish a legacy from the event.

The expo’s CEO, Giuseppe Sala, became mayor in 2016 and enacted the Milan Food Policy with a corresponding city office. The food policy forces municipal agencies to think about the regional foodshed - the geographic radius from where Milan feeds its people - and discuss policy approaches that can encourage a more sustainable food system in the face of global climate change.


Now you can learn all the details about Milan Urban Food Policy and its key success factors through a training module which includes more than two hours of video trainings:




Sustainable Development Training | Milan Food Policy from Ecocity Builders on Vimeo.


Milan was one of the winners of the 2018 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation