Gara Villalba Mendez
Gara Villalba Mendez Professor Autonomous University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain

Biography

Bio- Gara Villalba is associate professor of the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her bachelor’s degree is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1998), and her PhD from the University of Barcelona (2003), both in chemical engineering. She is now an associate professor at the UAB, leading the ERC-Consolidator project URBAG (https://urbag.eu).

Sessions

Save to calendar 21-11-2019 09:30 21-11-2019 11:30 Europe/Madrid Urban Food & Agriculture: Bringing Nature Back to the City

The potential of fostering food and agriculture within urban areas is transversal and far-reaching. It brings an opportunity to strengthen urban-rural linkages, advancing not only towards smart cities but also smart regions. As 80% of all the food that is produced is already consumed in cities, and considering the current unprecedented levels of urban population growth, how can agriculture in cities ensure lower emissions and higher food security?

Urban Environment Room
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