Farm the City
In the face of rapid urbanisation and the accelerating climate crisis, cities and their residents have to step up from being part of the problem to being part of the solution. Through this session, we challenge the conventional role of urban farming as a simply production asset, and aim to drive a radical rethinking of a holistic eco-system that integrates urban agriculture with urban development to achieve climate resilient and more liveable cities.
Andrew is an impact entrepreneur. After working 15 years in both the public and private sectors, he co-founded Rooftop Republic. His team developed an award winning Urban Farming As A Service model which transforms buildings into circular food hubs that makes growing food simple and close to everyone.
My Sustainability Goals for 2022:
• Is urban farming the key driver to help cities to achieve toward a greater end and impact?
• What are the key crisis points within our food system that can be changed to contribute towards climate action, and a more regenerative city?
• How can we encourage partnerships and eco-system thinking across multiple stakeholders to drive greater city resilience?
• Urban agriculture has been heralded as a solution, but can it deliver?
This Year's Recap
Farm the City 2022 has successfully concluded!
Thank you for supporting yet another successful Farm the City event which was held on 5-6 October 2022 at ReThink HK.
With the theme "Rethinking Urban Resilience and Liveability," this year's programme was able to include people from all walks of life involved in the discussion, practise, and walking the walk, we know we are on our way to achieving a better and more liveable city environment with urban resilience and sustainability.
Furthermore, the Urban Land Institute's Interactive City Food Lab, which was co-hosted with UrbanPlan HK, was a huge success! We were ecstatic to see such a strong interest in redesigning our future city and developing a model of the future food system as part of the planning process.
Stay tuned for our event report and upcoming news about Farm the City!