Category: Urban History

How Food Shapes Our Cities, by Carolyn Steel

Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world.

Human eating habits can shape the world more than you would possibly think: it affects landscape, politics and culture even in our modern societies. But today cities have reached the point from where their food production system is no longer sustainable. Carolyn Steel shows us a new way to think on food values as our life values and to use our food knowledge in order to create a new Utopia based on the complexity of humanity’s most common need. (Carolyn Steel, Sitopia)