How can we promote regeneration of the food system in our cities? How can urban areas be examples of environmental and social revival?
Urban areas occupy just 2% of the Earth’s land but host 50% of the world population, conusming the majority of available resources. Cities are thus the primary causes of the climate crisis, as well as hotspots of social and economic inequality. However, they can also be the drivers of change, and awareness of this fact is inspiring city administrations across the world to develop food policies that will make cities more inclusive, safe, and sustainable.
There are lots of experiences to share in this field, and an abundance of innovative practices and holistic approaches. In this meeting we’ll explore different points of view of the present and future of our cities, and the various roads forward to regeneration.
Among the speakers:
- Elena Granata, teacher of Urban Planning at the Polytechnic of Milan, and author of Biodivercity (Slow Food Editore, 2019)
- Carolyn Steel, architect and author of Sitopia, which offers a provocative vision of how we can prosper on an overcrowded and overheated planet.
- Nevin Cohen, professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute.
Moderator: Gilles Fumey, Professor of Cultural Geography at the Sorbonne and author of numerous books on food including Atlas de l’alimentation (2018) and Manger local, manger global (2021).
This conference will be available to view online the day after it is held. You can watch the conference on this page and the homepage of the website.
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor CINEA can be held responsible for them.
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is in Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22-26, 2022, with over 600 exhibitors and a series of workshops, conferences and tastings that show how we can regenerate our planet through food.
Event languages: IT, EN, ES, AR
Via Livorno, 60 - Torino (Italy)
GPS: 45.08817, 7.6735911