As part of our New Communities Group programme of events, this seminar will explore the challenges and opportunities of embedding sustainable local food systems in the design and delivery of new communities. It will highlight models and toolkits, and include case studies of good practice.

This seminar will launch the TCPA practical guide on ‘Edible Garden Cities: food and urban agriculture in new communities’.  


12.30   Registration

A light lunch will be available.

13.00   Welcome and introduction from the Chair

            Julia Thrift, Projects & Operations Director, TCPA 

13.10   Food and Garden Cities – An Introduction

            Susan Parham, University of Herts and International Garden Cities Institute 

13.30   Edible Garden Cities - Launch of new TCPA Practical Guide

            Katy Lock, Projects & Policy Manager, TCPA

13.50   Embedding Edible Green Infrastructure in New Communities

            Andrew Tempany, Associate, ARUP [invited]  

14.10   Q&A

14.30   Tea/Coffee/Networking

14.50   Facilitating community-led action on local food

            Pam Warhurst, Founder, Incredible Edible Movement

15.10   Edible Ebbsfleet

            Paul Boughen, Community Building Manager, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation 

15.30   TBC

15.50   Q&A

16.10   Closing remarks from the Chair

16.15   Seminar end

Price: £50+vat (£60) for TCPA Members; £100+vat (£120) for non-members; FREE for TCPA New Communities Group members.

This seminar is part of the TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) programme of events. The NCG consists of local authorities and development corporations bringing forward large-scale new developments, from Garden City inspired new towns and villages to urban regeneration and extension schemes. Further information on joining the NCG is available here.

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