Series of lectures

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Santropol Roulant, jardin sur le toit (détail), Montréal, 2015 / Santropol Roulant, rooftop garden (detail), Montreal, 2015

URBAN AGRICULTURE: IMPERATIVE INNOVATION OR FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH?

City Talks

Growing fruit and vegetables in the city is not a recent phenomenon. However, a flourish of citizen initiatives and projects by a new wave of entrepreneurs have restored the legitimacy of urban agriculture. What role does this transformation play in the existing and future identity and urban planning of neighbourhoods and the metropolitan region?

Speakers:
Éric Duchemin, Associate Professor, Institut des sciences de l’environnement, UQAM
Raquel Peñalosa, Landscape Architect and President, Americas Region, International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
Alexandre Beaudoin, Biologist and Biodiversity Adviser at Université de Montréal and Founder of Miel Montréal cooperative

City Talks is a series of lectures bringing  together city thinkers  and builders to share their views on current practical urban issues affecting Montrealers.

The lectures are followed by an informal and friendly chat over a glass  of wine.
Location:  J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Museum
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