Henry Gordon-Smith is a world-renowned expert on urban agriculture. He is the Founder and Managing Director of
- his mission: empowering impact driven companies to create sustainable communities through urban ag.
Henry has worked with 42 cities, 21 countries and has consulted for one of the United States' leading utility organisations -
What is the connection between urban ag and power you may ask? Energy demand in Canada’s agricultural sector saw an increase of 50% between 1990 and 2016 and is continuing to rise. As the demand for local food grows, so has the uptake of technology in ‘smart greenhouses’, which will create new energy demands for the power sector. With cities under ever-increasing threat from natural disasters, population growth, and limited year-round fresh food options;
the need for zero waste and low energy technologies that directly impact food production within an urban environment must be explored.
Join us for this keynote presentation on the future of urban agritecture and opportunities in the energy sector.