Sustainable Food Cities Annual Conference 2015
Our buzzing 24h conference saw 57 cities from across the UK and Europe gather together in Bristol to discuss key issues such as food poverty and government policy and to share ideas and experiences. The event was also a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate achievements, with the announcement of the first ever Sustainable Food Cities Awards. An inspiring event for inspired cities.
Credit: Chris Bahn / Bristol City Council
Putting Good Food at the Heart of Cities: an evening celebration hosted by Bristol, the European Green Capital
Monday 16 March, 6pm–10pm
The evening included brief presentations showcasing Bristol Good Food and the European Food in Urban Communities programme, as well as the announcement of the first four Sustainable Food Cities Award winners Brighton and Hove, Cardiff, Lambeth and Plymouth. A unique opportunity to share and learn from food pioneers from across the UK and Europe.
Presentations from the evening included:
Bristol Good Food - George Ferguson and Alison Comley
Sustainable Food in Urban Communities - Stéphanie Mantell and François Jégou
Listen to official commitments from elected representatives around the world
Announcement of the first Sustainable Food Cities Award winners - Tom Andrews
Read the Guardian's account of the Sustainable Food Cities award ceremony.
Good Food for All: from tackling immediate crises to designing long term solutions
Tuesday 17 March, 9am–5pm
A day of inspiring innovation, problem solving and knowledge sharing. Invitees attended panel debates on long term solutions to food poverty and how to transform food culture at scale; plus a wide range of workshops, from building a thriving sustainable food economy to choosing indicators for measuring success.
Speakers include: Rosie Boycott, Helen Browning OBE, Professor Elizabeth Dowler and Tristram Stuart.
See the full programme.
Presentations from the day included:
Overview of the day
Read an account of the panel debate: ‘Feeding Britain - how best can we square promoting ‘good food for all’ with tackling hunger?’
Learning across borders workshop - Henk Renting
Urban Food Good Practice From Urbact Partners - Joy Carey
Economy and Sustainable Food workshop - collaborative presentation