Friday, Apr 21, 2023

Rising Urbanists: Feeding the Future

Rising Urbanists: Feeding the Future


Friday, Apr 21, 2023

9:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031


The CCNY ASLA Student Chapter invites students and professionals from Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Design, related fields, and the community to attend this day-long conference to imagine the potential for food in New York City.

Price: Students are FREE. Professionals and members of the public: $50.
Registration required here:


Opening Remarks | 9:45
Zihao Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor, CCNY

Session 1: Urban Farming | 10:00–11:15
DK Kinard & Chantel Kemp, GrowNYC
Domingo Morales, Compost Power

Session 2: Bronx River Foodways | 11:30–12:45
Nathan Hunter & Journei Bimwala, Bronx River Alliance
Candace Thompson, Solar One

Lunch & Spitzer Meadow Tour | 1:00

Session 3: Breakouts | 2:30–3:45

  • Cultivating Community through Fungi Club Membership - Sigrid Jakob, NY Mycological Society
  • The Future Is Fungi - Adam DeMartino, Smallhold
  • Robots in the Garden: Innovations and Obstacles in Urban Agriculture - Zihao Zhang, Spitzer School of Architecture

Dean’s Remarks | 4:00
Marta Gutman, PhD, AIA, Dean

Keynote | 4:15–5:45
Charles Cross, ASLA, Detroit Collaborative Design & The University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture

Closing Remarks | 5:45
Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, FASLA, AIA, Professor & Director of Landscape Architecture Program, CCNY

Register here:

We look forward to seeing you there!

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