We had the privilege of giving a speech at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks this month. Thank you to the Sustainability Drinks Team and Shaper Group for giving us the opportunity to connect with everyone on Wednesday evening. Below is Emily, our director's speech about Urban Reforestation. Thank you to those who "co-designed" this speech with her!
Over the past week Urban Reforestation's director Emily Ballantyne-Brodie attended the Victorian Super Trade Mission in China. This week our organisation, along with the Victorian Sustainable Urban Design Delegation (40 leading architecture, development and urban design companies from Victoria) has met people from all around China who are interested in designing liveable and sustainable cities.
Baix Llobregat Agricultural Park is located in the Llobregat Delta, 10 minutes west of Barcelona in Spain. The region has been the main supplier of fresh produce to Barcelona for many centuries. The park was founded in 1998 by a diverse group of organisations seeking to ensure the continuity of sustainable agriculture on Barcelona’s urban fringe in the face of increasing urban pressure.
The Feeding Milan project is a joint effort of 3 partners: Slow Food, Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche (University of Gastronomic Sciences) and Politecnico di Milano. The aim of the project is to design a system of services and infrastructures to develop a more efficient and effective Milanese agri-food chain (involving both the city and the Agricultural Park South Milano), in order to shape a scenario of sustainable and innovative metro-agriculture.
Manchester Sustainable Food Delivery Plan is the city's first Sustainable Food Delivery Plan. The 14 food related actions contained with MACF have been considered for their impact on carbon reduction, increasing food resilience and food democracy and refined into 5 key themes.