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Changing cities and models of regeneration

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Torino, Italy

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September 23rd at 15:30 in your time zone

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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

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).

The Terra Madre conferences will be held both in person and online. Participation is free. If you have an account you can sign up to follow the conference online with quizzes, surveys, and Q&A sessions. Further details and instructions will be sent in September.

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. 

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Event languages: IT, EN, ES

Event location: 
Piemonte – Torino - Parco Dora, Kyoto Hall
Via Livorno, 60 - Torino (Italy)

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