Friday, September 3, 2010

If you're in Brisbane over the next few days... or the 9th of October....


This weekend.......




Read here to see the program of events and writers speaking....some free ...some ticketed!

......then in October at the same venue!

Unlimited AP: Free Public Talk: Smart Cities and Eco Warriors

Saturday, October 09, 2010 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (GMT+1000)

Brisbane, Queensland





Join our panel of urban food revolutionaries, led by international architect and author CJ Lim, for their glimpse at a future where cities refocus as productive agricultural places.
Humans have desired fresh healthy food since time immemorial. Yet modern systems have made distance an irrelevance. Processing, packaging, transportation and storage account for 80% of the energy used to place food on the plate. Produce travels an average of 2000 to 3000km from farmer to consumer.
As we experience a global food crisis resulting from climate change, increasing populations, low productivity, and food crops being converted to biofuels, the world is heading for a drop in agricultural production of 20 to 40 percent.
Can this challenge be surmounted through new systems of urban agriculture?
Picture cities that produce food rather than simply consuming it, diverse natural places where planning, building, and transportation make way for the most crucial of human necessities – food.
Can a new urban economy blossom, where individuals communities and businesses will restructure their relationship to the urban habitat – creating a new era of urbanism where past and future converge?
Speakers include: CJ Lim (Studio 8 Architects UK, Author Smart Cities and Eco Warriors), Richard Weller (University of Western Australia, Author Boomtown 2050),

Its a free event ... so book now!!! Check the website for other events on as part of this special Asia Pacific Week.

The State Library building at night


Slq_atrium_knowledgewalk
interior of State Library
This image was found at CITY OF SOUND blog ...be sure to see the other images at this blog if you like libraries or architecture...its a fabulous building!

2 comments:

Mary Zeran said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful building. Someday when I have money....I am there!

sophie munns said...

Hi Mary...I just added photos of this amazing building at my other blog!
You'll love them.. or better still... just click on the city of sound link!
ciao,
Sophie

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