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Feeding Cities: How to Feed a Growing Superpower

Mexicali Canal

In an eye-opening presentation today, Zhengxia Dou, a specialist on Agricultural Systems at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, described the immense pressure China’s population rise will put on the country’s — and the planet’s — agricultural resources. … Continue reading

Feeding Cities: The Meat of the Issue


I suspect I wasn’t the only attendee at this conference who had second thoughts about reaching for the roast beef at the lunch buffet yesterday. In the morning sessions, the prospect that the rest of the world might be quickly … Continue reading

Feeding Cities: New World Water


“I can’t tell you how disappointed I am to see you drinking from bottled water at this session on sustainable water systems,” I said as the opportunity for questions arrived. Read more>>

Feeding Cities: The Food Conundrum


What’s clear is that we all agree: Food security is an enormous challenge that is going to take collaboration, investment and ingenuity. Read more>>

Increasing the Happiness Index


Last night, Penn Institute for Urban Research kicked off its conference, Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World, with its 9th Annual Urban Leadership Forum. The Forum celebrates the work of emerging and established leaders around the world, and … Continue reading