Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society Volume Two: Proceedings of the Sixth AESOP Conference on Sustainable Food Planning
In two volumes, selected papers presented at the sixth AESOP conference on Sustainable Food Planning are brought together, representing the academic work of worldwide experts in the fields of food planning and urban agriculture. This volume, therefore, provides an overview of the latest, state-of-the-art research in the field, drawing from areas such as spatial planning, urban design, governance, social innovation, entrepreneurship, and local initiatives, among others, to represent the current knowledge base for creating sustainable urban food projects.
Dr Rob Roggema is a landscape architect, and an internationally renowned design-expert on climate adaptation, renewable energy planning and urban agriculture. He has held positions at several universities in the Netherlands and Australia, as well as at state and municipal governments and design consultancies. He is the Director of Cittaideale, a research office for adaptive design and planning, and is appointed as Adjunct Professor of Planning with Complexity at the Design Innovation Centre at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. In 2014, he was Chair of the International AESOP Conference on Sustainable Food Planning in Leeuwarden. He received the scientific award for best paper at the Sustainable Building Conference in Melbourne in 2008. He has authored a number of books on climate adaptation and spatial planning, design charrettes, and urban agriculture. Roggema has also led over 35 international design charrettes involving communities, academics, governments and industries in complex design processes, and has presented his work in many keynote presentations, seminars and lectures.
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