The Bay Area has a rich history of farming, but recent challenges of systemic drought and urban sprawl continue to stifle the farming industry. The booming tech industry continues to drive development of new neighborhoods and housing, and the city's growing urban population in turn requires more food and resources. How can the AEC industry use evolving urban design concepts to create urban spaces that reduce ecological footprint and make cities more resilient? What role can urban agriculture and vertical farming play in creating a sustainable Bay Area?

BuildingSuccess offers a conversation with leaders in urban agriculture and sustainable design, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with urban agriculture and innovative techniques being employed across the globe to integrate agriculture into urban environments as a means of developing more sustainable cities.

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration & Networking
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Perspectives on Urban Agriculture
    • Then & Now - The history of urban agriculture and agricultural policy in San Francisco with Eli Zigas, Food and Agriculture Policy Director, SPUR
    • Global Perspectives - Urban agriculture and applications to San Francisco with Sean Quinn, Sustainable Design Director - Pacific Region, HOK
    • Innovation in Farming Technologies - with Henry Gordon-Smith, Vice Chairman of the Board, Association for Vertical Farming (AVF)
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM Panel Discussion / Q&A
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