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making cities smarter through urban agriculture

  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 92, 3rd Floor Brooklyn USA (map)
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This workshop is part of Smart Cities New York 2018. Once you register to SCNY18, use the code you received in your confirmation email to register for this workshop. You cannot sign up for workshops without registering for Smart Cities New York 2018.

All over the globe, cities are turning ‘smart’ and embedding sensors, information management systems, and automation. Unfortunately, most ‘smart cities’ exclude agriculture and food in their dialogue and development. This presentation will ask: “Can a City Really be Smart Without Agriculture”?

Henry Gordon-Smith and Yara Nagi of AGRITECTURE will bring their knowledge of the spectrum of urban and peri-urban agriculture models and discuss how new scenario analysis tools can help cities understand the potential impact of strategies to make cities smarter through data-driven agriculture planning, management, and distribution. A discussion on lessons learned in working with cities on urban and vertical farming will be discussed as well as best practices for engaging them.