Xavier Gabarrell Durany
Xavier Gabarrell Durany Professor of Chemical Engineering Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales (ICTA). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain

Biography

Director of ICTA-UAB (www.icta.cat), he is Professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering; expert in Urban Agriculture Systems, Circular economy, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), urban metabolism, and industrial ecology; and leads Sostenipra research group.

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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