James Macdonald
James Macdonald Strategy + BizDev Consultant Urban Crop Solutions Waregem, Belgium

Biography

NYC-born EU resident working at the nexus of indoor ag ("vertical farming"), renewable energy, resource footprints, industrial ecology + economics. PhD researcher at UPC/ Strategy at UCS. 13 yrs prior in Solar PV project engineering. Fluent EN/ES/FR/PT, int DE/CAT/CN.

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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