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Carolyn Steel: Feeding Cities

Posted in Events, Research by Kate Archdeacon on July 14th, 2011

21 July , 2011
6:15 pmto7:30 pm

Essential items delivery to SE QLD, Jan 2011: Aust Defence Force via flickr CC

Carolyn Steel – Keynote Address - A State of Design Festival project presented by the British Council and Grimshaw

Australia is one of the most urbanised countries on earth. In Victoria, nearly 75% of the population lives in major cities. Do not miss this important keynote address that will inspire new thinking around how we can sustainably feed our growing metropolises. Carolyn Steel’s keynote address will highlight how feeding cities arguably has a greater social and physical impact on the planet and us than anything else we do. Yet, too few of us in the developed world are aware of the process. Food arrives on our plates as if by magic, and we rarely stop to wonder how it might have got there. Recent extreme weather and peak oil prices have sent the cost of food soaring, while supermarket price wars mean produce is being valued at unsustainably low levels. The conversation around how cities can be designed more productively with appropriate pockets of urban agriculture and smarter food networks, is one that we need to consider seriously. This lecture will stimulate discussion around food security, accessibility, production, consumption and distribution.

Roll Up Bicycle Valet Parking will be available at this event from 30 minutes before the start time.

Thursday 21 July, 2011
6.15pm – 7.30pm

Cost: $20
Phone: 03 9650 3963

Location: BMW Edge, Fed Square, Flinders Street Melbourne

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