Urban Agricultural Heritage and the Shaping of Future Cities

Monday, May 6, 2019 to Wednesday, May 8, 2019

6-8 May 2019 Hanover, Germany

Since the advent of the new Millennium, Urban Agriculture has become an important tool for the sustainable planning of cities, thus helping to combat the growing global challenges of urbanization and declining resources. However, it is often forgotten that Urban Agriculture is not a new field, but one with a long established history and tradition. Despite this, in many parts of the World, valuable agricultural heritage is still being neglected and even destroyed, especially in emerging and developing countries.

Governance of food chains and consumption dynamics

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to Friday, May 17, 2019

The seminar will explore consumption behavior and food chain dynamics as the result of the capabilities, strategies and environment of stakeholders in the food chain, including consumers. Consumption dynamics mostly refer to food transition with a rising intake of meat, sugar, fats and processed food in some regions and consumers’ groups, but also patterns of resistance in others.