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Food and Planning

Thursday, 30 April 2015 at 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH, UK
RTPI South East

In today’s market where we buy our green beans from Kenya, our bananas from Costa Rica, and our strawberries from California. Would a push for local food growing be better for the environment and communities?

This event explores whether planners can help, and considers the extent to which key elements in the production, processing and distribution of local food could be taken into account in plan-making and decision-taking given the possible social, environmental and economic benefits.

Speakers include:

  • Chair: Robert Simpson -Transition Farnham
  • Colin Tudge - Biologist, writer, and founder of Campaign for Real Farming & College for Enlightened Agriculture
  • Tom Curtis - Director, Consultancy 3Keel
  • Dr Richard Nunes - Lecturer of Real Estate & Planning, Reading University
  • Francesca Iliffe - Sustainability Officer, Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Zoe Wengler - Director, Ecological Land Cooperative
  • Daniel Scharf - Planning Consultant, Blake Morgan and PfT Planning

View the programme for the day here