October 1st, 2019
Veolia Headquarters, Aubervilliers, France
"Urban agriculture: another way to feed cities"
On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, the Veolia Institute organized a conference-debate entitled "Urban agriculture: another way to feed cities" at the occasion of the publication of its new review. The speakers were :
- Anthony Bechu, Architect, Bechu & Associés agency
- Loïc Couttelle, Project Director, 2EI Veolia
- Marie Garnier, Quality and Sustainable Development Director, Metro France
- Nastaran Manouchehri, Researcher in environmental chemistry and health risk and Director of Studies and Pedagogy, Agro ParisTech
- David Menascé, Director, Archipel & co & Professor, HEC
- Morgane Ribault, Public Affairs Manager, Agricool
With the introduction of Nicolas Renard, Director of Foresight, Veolia Institute.
While 80% of food will be consumed in cities in 2050, the issue of how we feed cities, coupled with urban explosion and climate change, is an increasingly pressing concern. Previously exiled beyond the city boundary, new forms of agriculture are now returning to city centers. Cities around the world are rolling out initiatives designed to relocalize part of their food systems. How to reinvent the links between cities and agriculture?