Shanghai
Mato Grosso, Brazil
Urban paradox
Fertile Crescent
Ur, 2000 BC
Rome, 300 AD
Ancient food miles
Von Thünen – Isolated State
17th century London grain markets
17th century London fish markets
17th century London meat markets
Smithfield 1830
Bruegel – Fight between Carnival and Lent, 1559
Great Western Railway, 1840
Growth of London 1840-1929
‘Levittown’, New York 1949
Food in boxes
People in boxes
Seasonality
Supermarket urbanism
Food deserts
you are what you eat	                you eat where you live	                          Obesity
19 million hectares of rainforest lost each year	20 million hectares existing arable degraded	70 percent freshwater used f...
$200 hamburgers
McGlobe
The Ideal State?
Ebenezer Howard – Garden Cities, 1902
Letchworth Garden City, 1910
Frank Lloyd Wright, Broadacre City, 1932-59
Meeting the neighbours
Utopia = ‘Good place’ or ‘No place’	from Greek eu, good + topos	            or ou, no + topos
Sitopia = ‘Food place’ 	from Greek sitos, food + topos, place
Urban food cycle
Social food networks
USA	                        Britain	Egypt	                        Italy 	                                Hungry Planet – P...
USA	                 Britain	Egypt	                 Italy 	           Farming
USA	                   Britain	Egypt	                   Italy 	           Shopping
USA	                 Britain	Egypt	                 Italy 	           Eating
eating	                     buying	              cooking	growing	                     saving	             Food values
Seeing through food
 	                                     	                                                       	                	 	       ...
Sitopia matrix
?	Wrong question
?	Thinking through food
Lorenzetti - Allegory of the Effects of Good Government
Vertical farms
x1000 to feed London	Scale
Food Chain Consolidation 	                Semi-Lattice 	Jan-Willem Grievink	                      Christopher Alexander – ...
Monopoly 	                        Democracy	               Food and Power
Park Slope Food Coop, NYC
Julie Brown – Food Zones
Interdependence 	                     Forest Garden 	                      Permaculture
Dutch Polders, 1595	                      Paris Gennevilliers, 1877	                         Closing the loop
London, 1940 	                      Havana, 2010	                   Urban farming
Detroit reborn?
This is unsustainable….
…the future?
Sitopia?
www.hungrycitybook.co.uk
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Carolyn Steel Sitopia

  1. 1. Shanghai
  2. 2. Mato Grosso, Brazil
  3. 3. Urban paradox
  4. 4. Fertile Crescent
  5. 5. Ur, 2000 BC
  6. 6. Rome, 300 AD
  7. 7. Ancient food miles
  8. 8. Von Thünen – Isolated State
  9. 9. 17th century London grain markets
  10. 10. 17th century London fish markets
  11. 11. 17th century London meat markets
  12. 12. Smithfield 1830
  13. 13. Bruegel – Fight between Carnival and Lent, 1559
  14. 14. Great Western Railway, 1840
  15. 15. Growth of London 1840-1929
  16. 16. ‘Levittown’, New York 1949
  17. 17. Food in boxes
  18. 18. People in boxes
  19. 19. Seasonality
  20. 20. Supermarket urbanism
  21. 21. Food deserts
  22. 22. you are what you eat you eat where you live Obesity
  23. 23. 19 million hectares of rainforest lost each year 20 million hectares existing arable degraded 70 percent freshwater used for agriculture every calorie of food takes ten to produce half the food produced in the USA wasted a billion worldwide overweight, a billion hungry
  24. 24. $200 hamburgers
  25. 25. McGlobe
  26. 26. The Ideal State?
  27. 27. Ebenezer Howard – Garden Cities, 1902
  28. 28. Letchworth Garden City, 1910
  29. 29. Frank Lloyd Wright, Broadacre City, 1932-59
  30. 30. Meeting the neighbours
  31. 31. Utopia = ‘Good place’ or ‘No place’ from Greek eu, good + topos or ou, no + topos
  32. 32. Sitopia = ‘Food place’ from Greek sitos, food + topos, place
  33. 33. Urban food cycle
  34. 34. Social food networks
  35. 35. USA Britain Egypt Italy Hungry Planet – Peter Menzel Food culture
  36. 36. USA Britain Egypt Italy Farming
  37. 37. USA Britain Egypt Italy Shopping
  38. 38. USA Britain Egypt Italy Eating
  39. 39. eating buying cooking growing saving Food values
  40. 40. Seeing through food
  41. 41.              A good life 
  42. 42. Sitopia matrix
  43. 43. ? Wrong question
  44. 44. ? Thinking through food
  45. 45. Lorenzetti - Allegory of the Effects of Good Government
  46. 46. Vertical farms
  47. 47. x1000 to feed London Scale
  48. 48. Food Chain Consolidation Semi-Lattice Jan-Willem Grievink Christopher Alexander – A City is Not a Tree   Food networks
  49. 49. Monopoly Democracy Food and Power
  50. 50. Park Slope Food Coop, NYC
  51. 51. Julie Brown – Food Zones
  52. 52. Interdependence Forest Garden Permaculture
  53. 53. Dutch Polders, 1595 Paris Gennevilliers, 1877 Closing the loop
  54. 54. London, 1940 Havana, 2010 Urban farming
  55. 55. Detroit reborn?
  56. 56. This is unsustainable….
  57. 57. …the future?
  58. 58. Sitopia?
  59. 59. www.hungrycitybook.co.uk

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