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Oct 13, 2021

20 October 2021

Join me for this rapid for this stimulating discussion with an amazing array of leaders, practitioners, and thinkers from around the world. The session begins at 10:15am CET (local time, Spain) and ends at 12:00pm. Register to join

Peter Defranceschi, Global Food Program Coordinator, ICLEI (Chair and moderator)
Danielle Nieremberg, Master of Ceremonies
Richard McCarthy, Market Cities, Slow Food International / Think Like Pirates
Montserrat Ballarín, Markets and Trade Counceller, Barcelona Municipality
Andrea Magarini, Chair, Eurocities WG Food
Professor Henk Renting, Almere Municipality
Froukje Idema, Programme Manager Food, Ede Municipality
Nicholas You, Executive Director, Guangzhou Institue for Urban Innovation
Hugo Rojas, Bogota Municipality

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Kuni: A Japanese Vision for Reviving Rural Lands

Kuni: A Japanese Vision for Reviving Rural Lands

To be published in Autumn 2022 by North Atlantic Publishers!
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Kuni teaches us that we can all be what German sociologist Ulrich Beck describes as “place polygamists.” Live in the city, but dream rural. Live in a rice-growing village, but play also play host to an influx of repeat visitors. Rural innovator Tsuyoshi Sekihara has crafted a new social experiment in the far, rural reaches of Niigata Prefecture in Japan. He calls his ideas, Kuni. I am working with Sekihara to help tell his story, and translate his ideas about scale and survival in rural communities to new audiences outside of Japan. 

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The unraveling of the industrial food system must be a key goal of a lasting food movement

The unraveling of the industrial food system must be a key goal of a lasting food movement

On this particular #TBT (with mischief in the air — April Fools), I am reminded of this delicious assignment from Karen Karp.

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20 October 2021

20 October 2021

Food infrastructure to feed cities at the 7th Milano Urban Food Policy Pact in Barcelona (Spain)

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