Food and Climate Change Summit
The panel “The Foodshed: Promoting Sustainable Local Agriculture” at the Food and Climate Change Summit at New York University (NYU) in December 2009 saw a crowded gathering for a description of a potential New York City’s Foodshed. The urban Deisign Lab’s Michael Conard led the panel in partnership with the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. The summit, organized by Just Food in collaboration with then-Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and NYU coincided with the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The fully booked event had a record more than 1000 participants, itself an indicator of the strong public interest in food, climate, and sustainability in the city of New York.