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    Floriade Dialogues Summit
    Floriade Dialogues Summit

    March 28th: Floriade Dialogues Summit

    It’s a pleasure to announce the first international Floriade Dialogues Summit, a summit on green and healthy food cities for all!

    How do we build these green cities and how far off are we exactly? How does the availability and access to good, healthy food influence what we eat? And what is the best way to build and supply our cities with good food? Expect a lively scientific dialogue alternated with inspiring cases and best practices from international scientists, activists and creatives!

    The first keynote speakers are already confirmed:

    • Raj Patel (UK/ India), this writer and ‘rockstar’ of social justice and food will explain what is wrong with our food system.
    • Mayor Chiara Appendino (IT) is the first mayor in the world to promote vegetarian and vegan diets as a priority in her administration. She’ll join us via livestream video.
    • Adriaan Geuze (NL), leading landscape – and urban architect, and owner of West 8. He will tell us about the role of the urban environment as a supplier of both nature and food.

    Stay tuned for more names to be announced! We are looking forward to meet you there.

    Date: 28 March 2019 | 09.00 – 18.00
    Location: Almere, The Netherlands
    Language: English
    Registration: Free


    Prof. Raj Patel (UK / India), this ‘rockstar’ of social justice and food is an award-winning author of ‘stuffed and starved’, activist and professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (USA). Patel will set the stage on the challenge of creating healthy and green cities for all from London to New Delhi.
    Mayor Chiara Appendino (IT, Turin) is the head of Turin. In 2016, when she was just elected, she pledged to promote vegetarian and vegan diets as a priority in her administration and her city. How successful has her bold strategy been so far in the light of green and healthy cities for all?
    Prof. ir. Adriaan Geuze (NL), leading landscape architect, urban designer and founder and owner of West 8. His projects reach from Hong Kong to Chicago, without losing sight of the challenges in his own country. He’s famous for the preservation and development of the Dutch landscape and including the landscape in cities and will share his last insights.
    Prof. Nevin Cohen (USA, NY) is an Associate Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY). His research explores the policies, practices, and infrastructure to support socially just, healthy, ecologically resilient, and economically viable urban and regional food systems. During the Floriade Dialogues he will host a session about the measurable impact of urban farming!


    About the Floriade Dialogues Summit

    The Floriade Dialogues Summit is an annual conference and an introduction to the Floriade 2022 themed green, food, health and energy. The goal is to create a platform for scientific debate and international exchange. The Floriade Dialogues Summit is an initiative of Floriade B.V, Flevo Campus and the Province of Flevoland.