Talk to Dr Anne Kovachevich
Population growth, urbanisation, technological advancements, lifestyle changes and the climate emergency present a challenge to the way food is produced, supplied, consumed and reused in cities.
At the same time, these megatrends present an unprecedented opportunity to lead the next wave of innovation in the development of alternative food production methods, sustainable supply chains, urban infrastructure optimisation and future-proofing.
In late 2019, Arup Foresight brought together a range of industry stakeholders for a learning journey and series of workshops to explore the future of urban agriculture. The event explored urban food production, the urban food supply chain, moving to sustainable consumption and eliminating food waste.
“Bringing food production back to the cities, connecting it to urban infrastructure and adopting a systems thinking approach are all key steps towards achieving sustainable food production and improving food security.””