Penn conference to tackle urban food security


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There will be 6 billion people living in cities by 2050, says Eugenie Birch, co-director of the Penn Institute of Urban Research (Penn IUR), “and they all have to be fed.”

An international conference scheduled for March 13-15 at Penn will address two pressing global trends: urbanization and food insecurity.

Held in Houston Hall, “Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World” will be the first conference to address these two issues in tandem. Hosted by Penn IUR, the symposium is being presented in collaboration with the schools of Arts & Sciences, Design, Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Social Policy, Veterinary Medicine, and Wharton.



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