‘Urban Agriculture’ Workshop

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Tuesday 27 February 2018, 9.30 - 12.30pm

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Level 6 Seminar Rm,
Charles Perkins Centre,
John Hopkins Dr
University of Sydney


Climate change. Health and wellbeing. Connected and flourishing communities. Sustainability. Resilience. Justice. Food systems are at the centre of all of these fundamental challenges, and urban agriculture — cities feeding themselves and supporting nearby farmers and regional communities — is essential to our flourishing in this century.

Bringing together Sydney researchers, policy makers and practitioners with Australian and international experts, the workshop will showcase the role of urban agriculture in shaping more liveable cities, communities and homes. Participants will share and explore success stories and lessons of practice and policy, from around Australia and internationally. Our aim is to create a shared space to rethink how cities are organised–and can be re-organised–through and by food and agriculture.



Toby Whittington is CEO and founder of Green World Revolution (GWR), a not-for-profit environmental, social enterprise organisation. GWR is dedicated to growing jobs for the unemployed through the development of a thriving, sustainable urban agriculture industry and the creation of new urban food systems in Western Australia.

Dr. Lenore Newman is a writer and urban geographer. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment, and is an Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley.


Dr Alana MannMedia and Communications Department Chair

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