Linacre Lectures 2013: Urbanization and food insecurity in an unequal world

Speaker: Dr Gordon McGranahan, Principal Researcher, International Institute for Environment and Development.

Title: Urbanization and food insecurity in an unequal world.

Venue: Department of Plant Sciences

Date: Thursday 17th January

Time: 17.30

Dr McGranahan  researches urban environmental issues. He has examined how urban environmental problems change as cities become wealthier. He was the convening lead author of the urban systems chapter of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He worked previously for the Stockholm Environment Institute, leading their Urban Environment Programme.

He has authored a number of recent publications specifically on urbanization and food security:

McGranahan, Gordon (2011) Urbanization and food prices, Technical Briefing, IIED and UNFPA, London and New York; Satterthwaite.

McGranahan, and Tacoli (2010) Urbanization and its implications for food and farming, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 365 (1554) pages 2809-2820.