Exploring the Economics of Urban Agriculture
A key aspect of the resiliency of city-regions and neighborhoods concerns their ability to access and provide food. Unlike water and energy, food is often left out of high level policy discussions about the need for us to become more resilient. Grey to Green will explore the latest developments in the rapidly emerging field of urban and regional food security from a variety of perspectives:
~The status of emerging business models that support production.
~The latest design work in the integration of food production with building design.
~The social and health dimensions of local and regional food production.
~The evolution of food related infrastructure - from farmers markets and cooperatives to online brokerage and labeling systems.
~The evolving policy and planning context - which cities are embracing food resiliency.
Call for papers for 2015's Grey to Green will be announced in November.
A Snapshot of 2013's Grey to Green Conference