21 September 2020

Urban and vertical farmers

An introductory evening for urban farmers and stakeholders from the construction industry wishing to integrate urban vegetable gardens into a building, neighbourhood or infrastructure project.

An evening to discuss the technical issues raised by urban vegetable gardens and the opportunities:

  • The floor will be opened to practitioners : The Paris municipality with a review of the Parisculteur programme by Leon Garaix (responsible for the urban agriculture mission), Pascal Hardy, founder of the start-up AgriPolis, VINCI Construction France through project experience feedback by Pascal Michaud.
  • The first publication of lab recherche environnement, the practical guide « Agriculture urbaine en toiture-terrasse » will be presented by both of its authors: Fanny Provent (AgroParisTech) and Paola Mugnier (Urbalia).
  • The latest research projects carried out by AgroParisTech in the framework of lab recherche environnement programme will be presented by Christine Aubry, specialist in urban agriculture and Erica Dorr, doctoral student in the environmental assessment of urban farms through feedback from Paris and California.
  • A talk by Rob Hopkins, funder of the Transition Movement, will close the conference.

This event is organised by lab recherche environnement as part of Leonard’s Building Beyond festival.



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