How can we build fairer urban food systems in the face of growing climate challenges?

Never in human history has our interconnected global food system faced the diversity, intensity, and urgency of challenges that it faces today. Our global population has exploded, with an unprecedented number of these people living in cities. Our climate is changing, putting increased stress on the ecosystems that we rely upon to produce food. And, here in Australia, more and more people are going hungry, struggling with the everyday challenge of putting good food on the table.

Cities are increasingly at the front line of fighting these challenges. But what exactly can we do to create just and sustainable urban food systems? How can local governments, businesses, and urban residents come together to fight for and cultivate a fair food system that we can all be proud of? Join our panel of international experts to explore these questions, and to anticipate what Sydney’s food system could look like in the decades to come.

The speakers:

  • Devita Davison, Co-Director, Detroit Food Lab
  • Leslie Lindo, Director of Community Engagement, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
  • Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
  • Nick Rose, Executive Director, Sustain: The Australian Food Network
  • David Schlosberg (panel chair), Co-Director, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney

For more information about the speakers, click here.


Thursday 9 November 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Abercrombie Business School Auditorium, Level B2
Cnr Codrington & Abercrombie Streets
University of Sydney
Camperdown, NSW 2006
Tickets are free with online registration