UoNARI-M and Crops For the Future present: EVENT 4 of the 2019 Food Series Urban Ecology and Food (a panel session) Room KL13The University of Nottingham Teaching Centre (KLTC) Level 2 Chulan Tower No 3 Jalan Conlay 50450 Kuala Lumpur Date: 17 March 2019, SundayTime: 14:00 to 16:00 Venue: KLTC @ room KL13 Benjamin Ong (Urban Biodiversity Initiative), Ruben Cortes (Build for Tomorrow, and Kebun Kebun Bangsar), Shao-Lyn Low (Eats Shoots and Roots)Moderated by: Dr Tapan Kumar, School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, UNM In this session, the discussion will move towards ecological niches in urban spaces and examine the anthropogenic influence on urban greening. Using specific examples from projects that the guest speakers have led throughout the region, the speakers will explore the diversity of plants that are used in their initiatives as well as their functionality and contribution within urban spaces. As part of the food series, this session will focus on the rapid development of urban farming and gardening initiatives as new means of enhancing food accessibility in urban spaces.
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