The Nexus Network Urban Nexus workshop was held on 12 and 13 May 2016 at the University of Sussex. Around 60 people were involved and took stock of what kind of plural understandings of ‘urban nexuses’ are emerging, produced by (partnerships between) activists, communities, think tanks, corporations, and multilateral organizations, natural scientists, humanities scholars and social scientists.
You can see the full programme on the Urban Nexus workshop page.
In the morning session of day one, in the ‘Urban nexuses on the ground: Civil Society Perspectives’ session, Emily O’Brien from the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, spoke on the issues and challenges associated with the Brighton and Hove City Food Strategy.
Emily looked at key issues and challenges associated with Brighton and Hove city food strategy, ranging from access to sustainable and healthy food, urban resilience, waste reduction and management, availability and effective use of natural resources including land and water, and contributing to climate change mitigation.
You can see a pdf of her talk here EmilyOBrien_Urban Nexusevent12May2016
Image credit: with thanks to Nathan Oxley at the STEPS centre.