Urban Farming: Feeding the Future?

Intensive farming in urban areas and the areas on the outskirts of our metropolitan areas and cities hold much promise for delivering healthy and safe food to our cities in an economically efficient and environmentally friendly manner. Research on urban farms shows that not only do they provide local employment, but can serve as hubs of innovation in agricultural technology and logistics.

But urban farms also face challenges from regulation, standardisation, food testing and issues of land use and the hyper-commodification of urban real estate. Listen to a panel of passionate people working in urban agriculture, discuss the future of urban farming, and how it can be integrated into the urban economic and ecological system.


00:00   Introduction and Welcome to Country – Robyn Alders
05:20   Urban Agriculture: Making our Cities More Resilient – Megan Battaglia
14:15   Agriburbia – Lenore Newman
25:35   The Rise of Social Enterprises – Toby Whittington


Professor Robyn Alders (Chair), University of Sydney
Megan Battaglia, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Lenore Newman, University of the Fraser Valley
Toby Whittington, CEO and founder, Green World Revolution

A Sydney Ideas and Sydney Environment Institute event, held at the University of Sydney on Monday 26 February 2018.

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