The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 |


BioCities and the Harvard Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Graduate School of Design are hosting the first seminar in the Transforming Cities Series - How Food Systems Shape Cities. An opportunity to take an in-depth look at the ecological, social and economic issues surrounding our ability to feed cities while enjoying specially prepared regionally harvested meals, and a chance to earn ASLA, GBCI and APA credits.

When: Wednesday May 2
Where: Solo Event Space
 When: day - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, night 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 40 Broad Street (ground floor)
 New York, NY 10004

Evening Panel (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Carolyn Steel: Author of Hungry City
Brian Halweil: Editor Edible East End, Publisher Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan
Tim Beatley: Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, School of Architecture UVA, Author of Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning
Adam Freed: Deputy Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability

*** Evening Panelists will also be participating in daytime sessions

Daytime Sessions (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Tom Jost: Senior Urban Strategist, Parsons Brinckerhoff & event co-coordinator
Kathleen Bakewell: Executive Director, BioCities & event co-coordinator
Brian Kenet: Harvard University & event co-coordinator
Alec Baxt: FarmingUp
Tyler Caruso, Erik Facteau: Seeing Green
Kubi Ackerman: Columbia Urban Design Lab
Tristam Coffin: Whole Foods Market
Nick Lichter: Organic Valley
Viraj Puri: Gotham Greens
Captain Jeff Northrop, Sr.: Westport Aquaculture
Ken Jaffe: Slope Farms
Patrick Hooker: Empire State Development Corporation
Robert LaValva: New Amsterdam Market
Bomee Jung: Enterprise Community Partners
Katie Scallon: Low Income Investment Fund
Megan M. Gregory: Cornell University

Transforming Cities is a series of transdisciplinary discussions to provoke and inspire new ideas and directions for city infrastructure and its related physical, economic and social systems. The series is presented by BioCities and The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Generous support is provided by:

 Whole Foods Market
 Enterprise Community Partners 
 Low Income Investment Fund
 Parsons Brinckerhoff


Our partners for this event are Edible Manhattan and Urban Green Council.   
Additional support is provided by Regional Plan Association and American Planning Association and the Green Rabbits 

Learning Credits offered (All Day): ASLA: 7.5 LA CES HSW CE, GBCI: 7.5 CE Hours for all LEED APs, all LEED APs with specialties and all green LEED associates, APA: AICP CM Credits pending (7.5 anticipated)