TC LOGO and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University will debut their first seminar in an educational series entitled Transforming Cities : How Food Systems Shape CitiesParticipants will have a unique opportunity to take an in-depth look at the ecological, social and economic issues surrounding our ability to feed cities and will enjoy meals specially prepared from food produced in our region while earning ASLA, GBCI and APA credits.

   How Food Systems Shape Cities


When: Wednesday May 2

Where: Solo Event Space

 When: day - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, night 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
40 Broad Street (ground floor)
New York, NY 10004 


Transforming Cities Tickets :


Evening Panel (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)


Carolyn Steel: Author of Hungry City

Brian Halweil: Editor Edible East End, Publisher Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan

Tim Beatley: Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, School of Architecture UVA, Author of Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

Adam Freed: Deputy Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability


*** Evening Panelists will also be participating in daytime sessions


Daytime Sessions (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)


Tom Jost: Senior Urban Strategist, Parsons Brinckerhoff & event co-coordinator

Kathleen Bakewell: Executive Director, BioCities & event co-coordinator

Brian Kenet: Harvard University & event co-coordinator

Alec Baxt: FarmingUp

Tyler Caruso, Erik Facteau: Seeing Green

Kubi Ackerman: Columbia Urban Design Lab

Tristam Coffin: Whole Foods Market

Nick Lichter: Organic Valley

Viraj Puri: Gotham Greens

Captain Jeff Northrop, Sr.: Westport Aquaculture

Ken Jaffe: Slope Farms

Patrick Hooker: Empire State Development Corporation

Robert LaValva: New Amsterdam Market

Bomee Jung: Enterprise Community Partners

Katie Scallon: Low Income Investment Fund

Megan M. Gregory: Cornell University




Transforming Cities is a series of transdisciplinary discussions to provoke and inspire new ideas and directions for city infrastructure and its related physical, economic and social systems. The series is presented by BioCities and The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.




Generous support is provided by:


 Whole Foods Market

 Enterprise Community Partners 

 Low Income Investment Fund


 Parsons Brinckerhoff






Our partners for this event are Edible Manhattan and Urban Green Council.   





Additional support is provided by Regional Plan Association and American Planning Association and the Green Rabbits 



Learning Credits offered (All Day): ASLA: 7.5 LA CES HSW CE, GBCI: 7.5 CE Hours for all LEED APs, all LEED APs with specialties and all green LEED associates, APA: AICP CM Credits pending (7.5 anticipated) 




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