The Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) will host a panel and networking event to discuss the growth of the urban agriculture industry in the Brooklyn and greater New York City communities. Joined by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, members of the New York City Council, the NYC Agriculture Collective, and the Design Trust for Public Space, the panel will feature industry leaders and policy experts who will explore the technology and market forces driving innovation in urban agriculture, and chart a legislative path forward to expand existing policy, foster the creation of food production growth opportunities in local communities, and nurture thriving new agriculture businesses.
Nevin Cohen, Research Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, will speak on the panel.
Discussion topics will include ways in which city officials and policymakers should be addressing the economic and nutritional needs of local communities and the unique input provided by innovators and policy experts to aid in the legislative process. The discussion will be bookended by CUBE Fellow Tatiana Pawlowski ’17’s presentation of her white paper “From Food Deserts to Just Deserts: Expanding Urban Agriculture In New York City Through Sustainable Policy.” Please join this conversation about the future of how urbanites will grow and source their food.
Moderated by John Rudikoff, CEO and Managing Director, CUBE
Presented by CUBE in collaboration with the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams; Rafael L. Espinal Jr., Council Member for the 37th District; the NYC Agriculture Collective; and the Design Trust for Public Space.