Can a city really be "smart" without agriculture?
Cities everywhere are turning to smart technology to solve their most pressing issues of transport, education and housing. What will the impact of these technologies be on social cohesion and the environment? One emerging technology for cities is Smart Agriculturewhich includes vertical farming, smart greenhouses and IOT-empowered open field agriculture. These technologies, along with a growing movement of young farmers across the globe, have the potential to transform the food system that cities and people depend upon.
Henry Gordon-Smith of Agritecture will share his vision for smart agriculture for smart cities, and missing pieces of a puzzle that could truly revolutionize the cities of the future.
This event is produced in collaboration with Evolver.
About the speaker:
Henry Gordon-Smith is a sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues and emerging technologies. Henry was born in Hong Kong and has lived in Japan, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Canada, Spain, Austria, and the United States.
Henry is Founder of the popular blog agritecture.com and a board member at the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF). Three years ago, Henry launched his company Agritecture Consulting, a boutique urban agriculture advising firm where he helps entrepreneurs with vertical farming feasibility studies, recruiting, and systems design.