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What if there was a network of food hubs integrated into the planning of large multi-use projects?

By 2050, the global population is projected to rise to 10 billion, with 75% of people living in cities. Food production will need to increase by 70% to meet future demand, so how can our cities help to increase food production?

The RIBA invite you to a thought-provoking evening that will explore the topic of food production within urban environments. This event will look at the balance of supply and demand of food within the UK, against the backdrop of a global climate and biodiversity emergency, the cost-of-living crisis and the issues surrounding energy and food insecurity both locally and internationally.

Using food as a lens to ask bigger questions, leading expert Carolyn Steel will introduce key themes within the topic. We are then pleased to introduce two architects working with the field and presenting built solutions to the big questions: ACME Director Friedrich Ludewig and Jago van Bergen, director of the Dutch practice, van Bergen Kolpa Architects. These presentations will be followed by a call to action from David West, director of Studio Egret West whose architectural studio has investigated this topic in depth and through this event is eager to put some ideas into practice within the UK.

Carolyn will then chair a dynamic discussion challenging the main issues and exploring how such ideas can manifest into our cityscapes and communities.

We then invite you to join us for a drink and opportunity to continue the conversation after the panel discussion at House of Architecture, 66 Portland Place, London.

RIBA's exhibition Long Life, Low Energy: Designing for the circular economy will also be open for the audience to visit in the Architecture Gallery.

Please note ticket price includes a drink.

RIBA + L.K.E Ozolins Lecture: Food for Thought
Image: © Studio Egret West

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Event Type(s) Talks and Debates
Tickets / Admission £ 6
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