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Penn conference tackles complex relationship between urbanization and food
Date:3/13/2013

Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World, the first international conference examining the critical link between urbanization and food security, will be held at the University of Pennsylvania from Wednesday, March 13, through Friday, March 15, 2013. The conference, hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR), in partnership with the School of Veterinary Medicine, and a Penn Steering Committee representing nine schools and six centers, is made possible by support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania's Office of the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives.

With more than two-thirds of the world's population projected to inhabit urban areas by 2050, the complex issue of food security in urban environments is increasingly urgent.

"Improving global food security, especially in the face of rapid urbanization and the threat of climate change, is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today, said Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, a key supporter of the conference. "For developing countries in particular, providing access to affordable, nutritious food is a crucial step to ensuring local livelihoods, good health, and equitable economic development."

The conference hinges on the perspective that experts and organizations from a multitude of sectors must come together to holistically address the crucial issues of food security and urbanization. More than 60 high-level speakers will address the decisive intersection of global food production, distribution, access, and nutrition in the context of rapid urbanization and climate change. Keynote speakers include Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); the Honorable Udaya Gammanpila, Minister of Agriculture, Minor Irrigation, Industries & Environment of Sri Lanka; and Heather Grady, Vice President of Foundation Initiatives at the Rockefeller Foundation.'/>"/>

Contact: Deborah Lang
dlang@upenn.edu
215-880-2372
University of Pennsylvania
Source:Eurekalert

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