Lecture

Urban agriculture: imperative innovation or flavour of the month?

City Talks

LECTURE PRESENTED ON MAY 11, 2016

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?

Moderator:

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

Lecture presented by the McCord Museum and Heritage Montreal.

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