Urban Food, Energy, and Water Sustainability, Part I

Food, energy and water systems are interdependent and rely on natural, social and built components for their safety, security, productivity and resilience. Integrative solutions that minimize energy and water footprints while maximizing healthy food outputs are essential for global sustainability. Post-industrial urban areas face unique legacy challenges for food, energy and water sustainability due to historical and ongoing soil, water and air contamination; social, economic and land use instability; outdated and deteriorating infrastructure; and entrenched conventional food systems. Presentations by Patrick Crouch of Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Beth Hagenbuch of Bagenbuch Weikal Landscape Architecture, and Jamie Scripps of 5 Lakes Energy.