Prof. Raj Patel

(UK / INDIA)

This ‘rockstar’ of social justice and food is an award-winning author of ‘stuffed and starved’, activist and professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (USA). Patel will set the stage on the challenge of creating healthy and green cities for all from London to New Delhi.

Charles C. Mann

(USA)

Journalist and award-winning author of The Wizard and the Prophet (2018). In his book he details two competing theories about the future of agriculture, population, and the environment. Will technology or environmentalism shape the future of our food system?

Prof. ir. Adriaan Geuze

(NL)

Leading landscape architect, urban designer and founder and owner of West 8. Geuze shares his latest insights on how citizens and farmers can reconnect by the design of the landscape.

Taste of Flevoland

(NL)

We will show you around in the province of Flevoland. Dutch chef and cookbook writer Nadia Zerouali will introduce you to the flavours of Flevoland. Representative of the province Jan-Nico Appelman will share his love for the landscape by screening a documentary made by Ahmet Polat.

Talks of the Town

What’s going on around the globe in terms of green and healthy food cities for all? During the the talks of the town we serve you many inspiring cases from people all around the world! You get to pick one case of your choice.

  • Detroit with fearless farmer Devita Davison
  • Oosterwold with researcher Jan Eelco Jansma & area director Werner Brouwer
  • Trinidad and Tobago with Alpha Sennon, agri-entrepeneur and founder of Whyfarm
  • Amsterdam with researcher Jaap Seidell
  • New York City with health professor Nevin Cohen
  • Turin with professor Egidio Dansero
  • Harare with social entrepeneur and mushroom growing activist Chido Govera
  • Seoul with food policy advisor dr. Eunsook Moon
  • More about the talks of the town

Talks of the Town

What’s going on around the globe in terms of green and healthy food cities for all? During the the talks of the town we serve you many inspiring cases from people all around the world! You get to pick one case of your choice.

  • Detroit with fearless farmer Devita Davison
  • Oosterwold with researcher Jan Eelco Jansma & area director Werner Brouwer
  • Trinidad and Tobago with Alpha Sennon, agri-entrepeneur and founder of Whyfarm
  • Amsterdam with researcher Jaap Seidell
  • New York City with health professor Nevin Cohen
  • Turin with professor Egidio Dansero
  • Harare with social entrepeneur and mushroom growing activist Chido Govera
  • More about the talks of the town
  • Seoul with food policy advisor dr. Eunsook Moon

Time Schedule

09.00-09.30 Doors Open
09.30-09.45 Official Opening and introduction
09.45-11.00 Keynote speakers: Raj Patel and Charles C. Mann
11.00-14.00 Short break
11.15-11.45 Keynote speaker: Adriaan Geuze
11.45-12.30 Taste of Flevoland: documentary by Ahmet Polat, live cooking show by Nadia Zerouali and Flevo Campus.
12.30-13.30 Lunch: taste of the towns
13.30-15.15 Talks of the Town: 8 cities, 8 speakers
15.15-16.15 Talks of the Town in-depth sessions
16.30-16.45 Closing ceremony
16.45-17.45 Drinks

NATURE IN THE CITY

Date: October 2019
Location: Almere

SPONGE CITY DEVELOPMENT

Date: June 2019
Location: Beijing

URBAN VERTICAL GREEN

Date: April 4-2019
Location: Amsterdam