PLACE / Regional Council of Ile-de-France region, Paris (France)
ACCESS / Free upon registration
PROGRAM / http://eng.iufn.org/?p=318
HUNGRY CITY conference gathered more than 200 people coming from all over the world (Germany, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Italy, UK, USA, …). For the first time, experts and policy makers shared experiences and thoughts on the emerging challenge that feeding the cities of tomorrow represents. The speakers invited by IUFN, experts in their field, were able to convey the complexity of the issue, but also to describe a possible way forward.
Held under the patronage of Mr. Stéphane LE FOLL, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Senator Joel LABBE, Vice-President of the Economic Commission of the Senate and in partnership with the Caisse des Depots, the CERVIA, the Regional Council of Île-de-France, IDDRI and the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable development and Energy, HUNGRY CITY also received the support of some of the main research institutions and academics as well as french and international local authorities and networks – AgroParisTech, City of Paris, IAU Île-de-France, ICLEI and INRA. It is organized with the support of Basta! magazine and Greenopie.
The sustainable development of cities and their people’s food security are some of the fundamental issues of our society. The effectiveness of their treatment will depend on our will and ability to deal with both topics at the same time, despite the complexity of their interactions.
The IUFN international research and cooperation network on sustainable urban food governance was officially launched during the cocktail of the 6th of December 2012. It is designed to help cities to tackle this strategic and crucial issue, hand in hand with the research community and innovative project bearers. In this sense it represents the beginning of a real human adventure and an ambitious effort: that of imagining sustainable food systems for the cities of tomorrow.
Come and join us!