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December 17, 2009

How food shapes our cities

Architect and author Carolyn Steel uses food as a medium to "read" cities and understand how they work. In her book 'Hungry City" she traces and puts into historical context food's journey from land to urban table and thence to sewer. Cities, like people, are what they eat.

A few months ago at the TEDGlobal Conference at Oxford she discussed the daily miracle of feeding a city and showed how ancient food routes shaped the modern world.

Check out "Hungry City" from Shapiro Undergraduate Library
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See her web page Carolyn Steel's Hungry City

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Posted by verdiyan at December 17, 2009 02:00 PM


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