Urban Future Global Conference – Oslo 2019
Unlocking the Potential of Indoor Farming in Cities of the Future
Workshop Programme, 22-23 May
Establishing High-Tech Urban Food Systems in Cities of the Future
How can cities keep pace with the rapidly-evolving value chain?
- Workshop 1, short | Wed, May 22 | 16.00-17.30 | Indoor/Vertical Farming Designs and Strategies. Moderator: Joel Cuello
- Workshop 2, short | Thu, May 23 | 9.00-10.30 | Can Blockchain technology advance Vertical Farming industry? Moderator: Bernhard Hecker
- Workshop 3, long | Thu, May 23 | 9.00-12.30 | 9-10:30 (Tentative) Women in Vertical Farming 10:30 (Definite) Upcoming technologies and renewable energy in the next generation of indoor farms. Moderator: Ramin Ebrahimnejad
Roundtable Discussion, 22 May
The Science of Food Production in the City
Food and future cities — growing food where the people live: what, why and how
Moderated panel discussion with public Q&A session.
Food production meets all of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals; accordingly, it also touches on all of Urban Future’s thematic areas. Why then is food production so often left out of city planning? This roundtable discussion will cover the importance of placing food at the centre of city planning, and the best ways to go about doing so. Hear unique industry perspectives on what is working and what needs to change, and then take the opportunity to ask questions in a 20-minute public Q&A session.