Agriculture and Food in an Urbanizing Society

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Friday, September 21, 2018

17-21 September 2018, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Food issues have played a decisive role in the international social, political and academic agenda in recent years. The development of new agri-food production technologies adapted to climate impacts, the formation of new supply dynamics to promote interaction between producers and consumers, the excellence in food quality, and the design of sustainable food systems are among the challenges to be faced.

WIT Conferences at Urban Agriculture 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to Thursday, October 11, 2018

9 - 11 October, 2018. New Forest, UK

Urban Agriculture 2018 is organised by the Wessex Institute, UK and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. It is sponsored by WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning and the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics.

The aim of the Conference is to review and discuss ways in which urban agriculture can contribute to achieve sustainable cities.

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.