Thursday, May 14, 2009

Urban Sustainability Forum – How can we feed Philadelphia?

I just wanted to pass this on. I think I'm going to go.

Urban Sustainability Forum – How can we feed Philadelphia?
Thursday, May 21, 6:30–8:30 pm
The Academy of Natural Sciences

Laurie Actman: Project Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia;
Marcia Caton Campbell: Program Director, Center for Resilient Cities, Milwaukee;
Ben Reynolds: Food Link Project Officer, Sustain London;
Domenic Vitiello (moderator): Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning and Urban Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

This Urban Sustainability Forum will take on the topic of urban agriculture in Philadelphia, exploring ways that growers, markets, and consumers can strengthen and improve Philadelphia's access to healthy, safe, and affordable food. This event is an opportunity to learn from some exemplary models of how we can increase access to fresh food, promote sustainable agriculture, and promote policy-friendly initiatives for growing the grange.

The forum will feature speakers from other cities sharing their experiences on how they established land-based development and policy to promote urban agriculture, and give an overview of Philadelphia’s current farm and policy initiatives.

In addition, this program's reception will feature exhibits by:

Delaware Valley Green Building Council
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Sustainable Business Network
This program is made possible through the support of the Claneil Foundation and from Drexel University, Center for Public Policy and the Drexel Engineering Cities Initiative.

RSVP for Feeding Philadelphia (via Eventbrite)

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