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Date: 5/2/2012 - 5/3/2012
Category: Educational Opportunities
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (daytime and evening sessions)
Solo Event Space
40 Broad Street, ground floor
BioCities.org and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure will debut their first seminar in an educational series entitled: Transforming Cities How Food Systems Shape Cities. Spend a day savoring locally grown and specially prepared foods and earn credits.
Full Details: Transforming Cities How Food Systems Shape Cities will take an in-depth look at the ecological, social, and economic issues surrounding our ability to feed cities. Special guests will debate the questions: How can NYC tap our regional farm economy? How can food systems integrate with urban ecologies? Can urban farming work as a viable economic enterprise and scale successfully in a dense urban environment? What is the potential of agriculture for renewing the natural capital and infrastructure of cities?
Our event will feature a locally provided lunch (sponsored by Whole Foods Market) and a chance to hear from some of the featured providers - Gotham Greens, Organic Valley, Simply Grazin', and Westport Aquaculture.
Evening Panel (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)*
- ASLA: 7.5 LA CES HSW, CE
- GBCI: 7.5 CE hours for all LEED APs, all LEED APs with specialties and all green LEED associates
- APA: AICP CM credits pending (7.5 anticipated).
Participants will have a unique opportunity to take an in-depth look at the ecological, social, and economic issues surrounding our ability to feed cities. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/235406.
- Carolyn Steel: Author of Hungry City
- Brian Halweil: Editor, Edible East End, and Publisher, Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan
- Tim Beatley: Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, School of Architecture UVA, Author of Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning
- Adam Freed: Deputy Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability
*evening panel will also be participating in daytime sessions.
Daytime Sessions (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
- Tom Jost: Senior Urban Strategist, Parsons Brinckerhoff
- Kathleen Bakewell: Executive Director, BioCities
- Alec Baxt: Commercial urban farmer
- Tyler Caruso, Erik Facteau: Seeing Green
- Kubi Ackerman: Columbia Urban Design Lab
- Tristam Coffin: Whole Foods Market
- Nick Lichter: Organic Valley
- Viraj Puri: Gotham Greens
- Captain Jeff Northrop, Sr.: Westport Aquaculture
- Ken Jaffe: Slope Farms
- Pat Hooker: Empire State Development
- Bomee Jung: Enterprise Community Partners.
Transforming Cities is a series of transdisciplinary discussions to provoke and inspire new ideas and directions for city infrastructure and its related physical, economic, and social systems. The series is presented by BioCities and The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Generous support is provided by: Whole Foods Market Enterprise Community Partners; Nissan-USA; Parsons Brinckerhoff. Our partners for this event are Edible Manhattan and Urban Green Council. Additional support is provided by: Regional Plan Association & American Planning Association and the Green Rabbits.