A Landscape Architect by training, Rupert has worked across a wide range of disciplines including Strategic Planning, Masterplanning & Urban Design focusing on the strategic importance of Landscape and the City. As an Associate Director at Atkins, he is responsible for developing new design approaches to Landscape, Ecology & Creating Healthy Cities.
In this talk Rupert explores trends in urban agriculture as well as propose some thoughts on new possible directions this might develop. Rapid urbanization has led our cities to have a dysfunctional relationship with the environment. What new safe agricultural industries will emerge from this new urban economy.