The aim of the Conference is to review and discuss ways in which urban agriculture can contribute to achieve sustainable cities.
The increasing number of people in cities requires new strategies to supply the necessary food with limited provision of land and decreasing resources. This will become more challenging unless innovative solutions for growing and distributing food in urban environments are considered.
The scale of modern food production has created and exacerbated many vulnerabilities and the feeding of cities is now infinitely more complex. As such the food system cannot be considered secure, ethical or sustainable.
In the last few years there has been a rapid expansion in initiatives and projects exploring innovative methods and processes for sustainable food production. The majority of these projects are focused on providing alternative models that shift the power back from the global food system to communities and farmers improving social cohesion, health and wellbeing. It is therefore not surprising that more people are looking towards urban farming initiatives as a potential solution.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible by completing the form below. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Please submit only one abstract per person.
Once your abstract has been reviewed, you will be notified of the acceptance of your abstract and be given a submission date as well as instructions on how to prepare your paper.
Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference.
We encourage early submission of abstracts and papers to facilitate registration and travel arrangements.
The language of the conference will be English.
J L Miralles i Garcia
Polytechnic University of Valencia
C A Brebbia
Wessex Institute, UK