Carrot City

SBC Breakfast - Mar 28, 2012:
Carrot City:
Designing for Urban Agriculture

Dr. Mark Gorgolewski
Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
Reconnecting the cities to their food systems is now emerging as one of the core components of more sustainable urban settlements. Carrot City is a collection of ideas, both conceptual and realized, that use design to enable sustainable food production, helping to re-introduce urban agriculture to our cities.

This presentation will focus on how architecture, urban design and built form are changing as a result of projects that bring food production back into the city. It will explore how the design of urban spaces can facilitate the production and processing of food and the role that design professionals can play in strengthening the links between urban environments and food.