A collaboration between ROADMENDER,Cityfood Growers, Lendlease, Global Resilience Collaborative and Foodconnect will result in an unique workshop focusing on city resilience, urban agriculture and collaboration.
Following is an excerpt from the workshop brief:
“Food is a major source of content for prime time TV entertainment. Viewer ratings suggest people love food, love watching food being prepared and love watching it being discussed by chefs and food critics. The popularity of food is not surprising. What may surprise many is that food security is now considered the top concern for global insurance companies. In a recent report Lloyds of London stated that food insecurity is currently the leading cause for concern for virtually every branch of commerce.
It is within this context that the increasing focus on resilience in business, local community, city and society as a whole makes sense to professionals across disciplines. Along with risk exposure managers and actuaries, it is also the policy makers, economists, politicians, urban planners, architects, researchers, entrepreneurs, health professionals and many others who are seeking to better understand how to integrate emerging data and knowledge to inform their own practice.
Maintaining the relevance of current practice in any of the above fields is largely dependent on how well disruptions, such as factors causing concern for food insecurity, are likely to shape drivers for each profession. Urban planners for instance may find that their work is becoming a keystone for the social, economic and environmental resilience on which our entire society is built.
One of the key facets of a resilient system, such as a business or a city, is its capacity to adapt to disruptive forces. Similarly, built redundancies are an essential factor for a resilient entity. And this is what the emergence of urban agriculture is about: responding to disruption to our way of life by innovating new ways of food production and consumption.”
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