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Society, Urban Research, Urban Food System

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"The shared meal is a metaphor for a good society."
Carolyn Steel


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Carolyn Steel Change this

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Carolyn Steel (MA (Hons) Cantab Dip Arch RIBA) is a leading thinker on food and cities. Her 2008 book Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives describes how food is key to the ‘urban paradox’ at the core of civilization, and her concept of sitopia (foodplace) has gained widespread recognition as a tool with which to address the dilemmas of 21st century dwelling. A Director of Kilburn Nightingale Architects in London, Carolyn has been a visiting lecturer at Cambridge and Wageningen Universities and taught design for a number of years at Cambridge and London Metropolitan Universities and the London School of Economics. She writes regularly on food, architecture and urban design, has presented on BBC TV and was a columnist for Building Design. She is in worldwide demand as a public speaker, with appearances including TEDGlobal, The World Planning Day International Conference, The Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency, The Swiss Youth Forum, Princeton University (New York), The Parabere Forum, MAD Academy (Copenhagen), Domus Academy (Milan) and the Melbourne Design Festival.


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