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Authors: Johannes S.C. Wiskerke, Jorge Mario Jáuregui, Vandana Shiva and others
Chief editor: Brigitte van der Sande
Editors: Maaike Lauwaert, Peter de Rooden and Francien van Westrenen (Stroom Den Haag)

Food for the City
A Future for the Metropolis

Design: Beukers/Scholma, Paperback, Illustrated (colour and b/w), 254 pages, Size: 17 x 24 cm
English edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-854-3, € 29.50

In association with and on the initiative of Stroom Den Haag
With support from the Netherlands Architecture Fund, the DOEN Foundation and the Mondriaan Fund.

Food for the City. A Future for the Metropolis is published in the context of ‘Foodprint. Food for the city’, a program of Stroom Den Haag. The book is launched together with Nils Norman. Eetbaar Park / Edible Park (Valiz, Amsterdam in association with Stroom Den Haag and Deneuve Cultural Projects, Amsterdam) at the Food Tribunal on 5 April 2012 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Food Tribunal 5 April 2012 at The Hague


In 2050 nine billion people will be living on earth, 75Food for the City per cent of them in cities. If we go on at this rate, we will need several extra planets for the production of our food. Food for the City examines how we can keep feeding our cities.

Ever since Carolyn Steel’s international bestseller Hungry City also conquered the Netherlands, food is no longer a subject reserved for experts. Food for the City goes a step further and presents 13 visions from across the world on the future of food in the city in the year 2050. In addition, a timeline from 2050 BCE to 2050 CE and a richly varied pictorial essay offer the reader an intriguing look at a subject that may be hip and hot now, but has in fact occupied people for millennia.

The activist, the industrialist, the philosopher, the chef, the architect and the farmer, among others, offer their view of the future of food for the city.

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