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EdiCitNet Global Lunch Talks #1
Integrating Edible City Solutions in Southern China
When? 13th January 2022, 12:00-13:00 CET
EdiCitNet partner city, Guangzhou, has successfully embedded urban agriculture into its city landscape, and in this first webinar, the Guangzhou City Team will join us to explain more about their city’s approach.
Together with other metropolitan areas located in the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone, the city forms part of one of the largest metropolitan agglomerations in the world (ca. 45 million inhabitants).
Today, meeting the daily food needs of the growing population and ensuring access to safe food constitute important challenges in the city. A growing interest in increased quality of life, in the context of growing population density, particularly in central parts of the city, the loss of green spaces in the city centre, reduced levels of biodiversity and increasing exposure to heavy rainfall and typhoons, have added to a growing interest in exploring the multi-faceted benefits that urban agriculture could provide.
The Guangzhou City Team, which includes representatives from government agencies and specifically municipal community engagement teams, research institutions and a design agency, is envisioned as a policy research and planning team that aims to effectively promote Edible City Solution planning projects. The main objectives of the City Team are to promote safe, stable and efficient food supply in the city, and to encourage community-based public participation in urban food planning.
This webinar will be held on the 13th January 2022 from 12.00-13.00 CET and consist of a presentation by the Guangzhou City Team followed by an open Q&A session.
More information about the event and how to register can be found on the EdiCitNet website.