Will Local Foods & Technical Chagne Alter the Urban Form?

Event starts: Thursday, October 24 at 2:00 pm EDT

Event ends: Thursday, October 24 at 2:45 pm EDT

Location: http://ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/ncrcrd1

This webinar is focused on emerging technologies in regards to local foods systems and their possible effects on regional landscapes. We term these technologies “smart implements” and they include advanced farm management systems as well as robotic harvesters and cultivation tools. They can be partnered with other technologies, such as urban greenhouses and vertical agriculture. Through this combination, it may be possible to create automated greenhouses within or close to urban environments. This may allow a reworked urban environment, with food systems becoming increasingly contained within cities, especially for high value crops like fruits and vegetables. Possible consequences include increased urban density, better standards of living, and a new source of economic growth for these communities. We invite all to join us to examine these exciting potential futures.

Presented by Dr. Scott Loveridge, Dr. John Mann and Spencer Thompson (Michigan State University)

To join the webinar go to http://ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/ncrcrd1, “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen. Type your name into the text box provided, and click on “Enter Room”. You are now in the meeting room for the webinar. To facilitate Q&A’s participants submit questions/comments via the Chat Function in Adobe Connect.

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