Oil for food, energy, equity and evolution of urban supermarket locations: an Edmonton, Alberta case study

Document Type

Book Chapter


Igor Vojnovic

Publication (Name of Journal)

Urban sustainability: a global perspective


Office of the Provost


Michigan State University Press


This chapter explores the connections between urban sustainability and public health in the context of the physical manifestations of economic, sociocultural, and demographic processes shaping developed world cities, with a focus on a case study of supermarket access in the Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta. Sustainability refers to the ability for both human and ecological systems to coexist and function effectively over time. Health is viewed here following the World Health Organization in terms of overall well-being, and not merely the absence of illness or infirmity. Public health is defined broadly as “the art and science of preventing disease, and...


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.