Carolyn Steel Tells How Food Shapes Our Cities

Here is an architect and urban planner who understands the importance and effects of agriculture on both the urban and rural landscapes. Watch the TED video of Carolyn Steel, author of How Food Shapes Our Lives.

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 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.

If you were stimulated by Steel’s perspective in the video, consider her book of the same name. Read more here.