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Carolyn Steel:
How food shapes our cities

TEDGlobal 2009 · 15:40 · Filmed Jul 2009
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Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities
15:40 · Filmed July 2009 at TEDGlobal 2009 · Subtitles available in 29 languages

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.

Food urbanist
Food is a shared necessity — but also a shared way of thinking, argues Carolyn Steel. Looking at food networks offers an unusual and illuminating way to explore how cities evolved. Full bio
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