Resilient Cities 2017 - Urban Food Forum

Friday, May 5, 2017 to Saturday, May 6, 2017

ICLEI and RUAF Foundation, with the technical support of FAO, will gather cities participating in the network, many of which are Milan Urban Food Policy Pact signatories, to mark the operational start of the CITYFOOD network at Resilient Cities 2017. The congress will offer a platform for cities to engage in technical sessions on building local food strategies towards sustainable and resilient food systems, implementing city region food system assessment and facilitating network exchange and cooperation mechanisms.

The Forum will host the following sessions:

GFIA Europe 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture is the world’s largest dedicated expo of sustainable agriculture innovations. Bringing together 7,000 stakeholders along the value chain from Europe and the emerging markets of Africa and Asia, GFIA Europe is the region’s only exhibition and conference dedicated to sustainable technologies across all types of food production.

Food security in an urbanising society

Monday, September 4, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

Due to continuing rural-urban migration, over 50% of the world’s population now lives in densely populated urban areas and rely on complex agrifood systems often at risk of failure. This course focuses on how rural production and urban markets can be integrated to assure access to adequate quantities of nutritious food while sustaining the viability of the production areas.

Agricultural production and markets from a city-region perspective

International Urban Farming Conference

Monday, September 11, 2017 to Tuesday, September 12, 2017

11-12 September - Berlin, Germany

Call For Papers

The International Urban Farming Conference invites professionals and activists in the field of urban farming to apply with their abstracts by March 10th. Especially welcome are presentations on projects related to local governments and partnership projects between local governments of the Global South and Global North.

International Symposium on Greener Cities for More Efficient Ecosystem Services in a Climate Changing World

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

Bologna, Italy

Call for abstracts now open! Deadline for abstract submission: 1 March 2017.

The event will cover thematic areas ranging from horticulture to innovative technological solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and the management of urban green infrastructures. Topics include:

Greener Cities for More Efficient Ecosystem Services in a Climate Changing World

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

Bologna, 12-15 September 2017


The several effects associated with urbanization are converging in dangerous ways, with cities being, at the same time, major contributors and heavily vulnerable to climate change. Despite these risks, many cities have not yet addressed the challenge of building their resilience through relevant city policies and action plans. However, when properly planned, capacitated, and managed through the appropriate governance structures, cities can be places of innovation and efficiency.