• Becoming a Food Smart City – 3rd March Millennium Point

    Becoming a Food-Smart City:  How Can We Feed Ourselves Better?

    • Should we be taking food growing into our own hands?
    • Will vertical farming become common place in cities?
    • Who is responsible for the choices we make about what we eat?
    • Are cities connected by data better at feeding people?

    Have your say on these and other important questions at an interactive event in the evening of 3rd March, organised by Universities West Midlands as part of Climate Week 2014.
    Chaired by former BBC presenter Sue Beardsmore, the event will hear from a series of experts putting the case for why either technology or individuals hold the key to solving the growing food-related problems faced by urban areas such as the West Midlands.
    Across the UK, food poverty is on the rise, diet-related health problems are on the increase and consumers are more concerned than ever about where their food comes from. In addition, globally we will need to feed an estimated 1 billion extra people in the next 12 years alone in a world where climate change is already appearing to bite.
    With the aid of an audience voting system, this event will address a series of important questions about how cities and communities can feed themselves and what support is needed from governments, businesses and academics.

    • June Komisar, Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, Canada
    • Kevin Frediani, Head of Sustainable Land Use, Bicton College
    • Rosemary Kyle, Public Health Nutritionist, formerly Sandwell Primary Care Trust
    • Christopher Brewster, Aston Business School
    • Adrian Morley, University West Midlands Food Smart City Manager

    Join us on March the 3rd, from 1830 – 2030 at Millennium Point, Birmingham and join the debate about the future of food.
    Click here to register

    Posted on 18th February 2014