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The Urban Foodscape

28 September 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: The Sky Room
2 W 13th ST
12th FL
New York

Speakers: NYC-based scholars and practitioners

Host: Nadia Elrokhsy, Associate Professor, Director, AAS Interior Design & Rositsa T. Ilieva, PTF SCE & SPE Milano


The urban foodscape - from field to fork - has long been shaped by decisions taken either in the board rooms of large international corporations or by sector-bound national government agencies. In cities, this has led to the consolidation of abundant, yet uneven corporate foodscapes, devoid of food’s vital role as a social-ecological relationship. 

In this talk, based on her book Urban Food Planning: Seeds of Transition in the Global North, Dr. Rositsa Ilieva will contend that, over the past decade, designers, architects, and city planners have started using their distinct talents and competencies to help communities restore urban foodscapes’ civic and ecological role and dismantle the notion of food as a mere commodity, far-removed from the professions claiming expertise in the built environment.


Featured Panelists: 

Nevin Cohen, Associate Professor, Research Director at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

Carolin Mees, Architect, PT Faculty at Parsons SCE, SDS, ADHT

Clare Miflin, Architect, Kiss + Cathcart Architects

Fabio Parasecoli, Professor, Director of Food Studies Initiatives, NSPE 


Co-sponsors: Food Studies Program at the School of Public Engagement and the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC).


Register HERE!


Parsons School of Design School of Constructed Environments