The Role of Food and Agriculture in the Design and Planning of Buildings and Cities

Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science is hosting an international symposium on 2-4 May 2008 in Toronto entitled: A Symposium: The Role of Food and Agriculture in the Design and Planning of Buildings and Cities It will feature a number of international as well as local speakers, and a chance for discussion and local visits. Below is a short abstract about the event. "This symposium will investigate the opportunities for creative cooperation between shapers of the built environment and actors in urban food and agriculture systems. It brings together, for the first time, individuals from the full range of professions of the built environment who have been recently tackling challenges of the urban food system. The interface between the physical aspects of urban food provision and distribution, urban design and architecture will be explored." 

There is a web site with all the information at http://architecturefood.googlepages.com. If you're interested in attending, you can check out details on the symposium including program and booking details on the website. For any questions, please write to:architecturefood@gmail.com This symposium will investigate the opportunities for creative cooperation between shapers of the built environment and actors in urban food and agriculture systems. It brings together, for the first time, individuals from the full range of professions of the built environment who have been recently tackling challenges of the urban food system. The interface between the physical aspects of urban food provision and distribution, and urban design and architecture, will be explored. After an introductory survey as part of a public lecture, this meeting will address a number of issues, grouped into five themes, and include field visits and an exhibition. The website includes, in addition to the programme, information on lodging (we blocked some rooms and have a discount arranged with the International Living and Learning Centre, right on the Ryerson campus), as well as a registration form for anyone interested in attending the symposium. Anyone who wishes to reserve a room should fill out the form and send it directly to the ILLC. Anyone who wishes to attend this event must register by sending the filled-out form to us, following the details listed on the form. For a PDF of the symposium information, click here.

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