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Event International Colloquium Of Urban Agriculture

The  action-research project Urban Agriculture as an Integrative Factor for Climate-Optimised Urban Development, Casablanca (UAC 2005-2013), supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the research program Future Megacities, is organising a closing event on thecontributions of Urban Agriculture to the urban development of future megacities in the global South.

Following a transdisciplinary approach, as the UAC-project itself, the International Colloquium on Urban Agriculture (ICUA) aims at sharing knowledge, experiences and practices between stakeholders and multipliers of various backgrounds to reflect on upcoming challenges facing future megacities and the possible role of Urban Agriculture.

ICUA-Casa will offer a platform to discuss the outcome of more than eight years of Moroccan-German collaboration and place them in the global discussion on the development of cities and urban agriculture. Further approaches, projects, and actions from other urban contexts worldwide will be presented to enrich the dialogue. The colloquium will revolve around the key issues of transferability and the anchoring of food policies in urban development.

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Amin AL HAKIMI, University of Sana’a, Yemen
Thiago BARBIZAN, Municipality of Sao Paulo
Dr Alison BLAY-PALMER, Wilfried Laurier University, Ontario
Dr Moez BOURAOUI, Université Tunis
Sonia CALLAU, City of Barcelona
Nevin COHEN, The New School, NYC
Julien CUSTOT, FAO Food For Cities
Marielle DUBBELING, Head of RUAF Foundation
Moncef FADILI, UN-Habitat, Morocco
Mehdi GUADI, Association Marocaine pour des Éco-Villes (AMEV)
Dr. Hans R. HERREN, Millenium Institute, Washington
Dr. Abdelkader KAIOUA, Inspecteur de l’Urbanisme, de l’Habitat et de la Politique de la Ville du Grand Casablanca
Andrea KOCH-KRAFT, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Dr. Abdeladim LHAFI, Haut Comissaire aux Eaux et Forets et à la Lutte contre la Désertification, Maroc

Boubker MAZOZ, Sister Cities Casablanca-Chicago, Association Idmaj
Dr. Rainer NAGEL, Berliner Senatverwaltung
Dr. Joe NASR, Ryerson University
Hesham OMARI, Municipality of Amman, Jordan
Dr. Donna RUBINOFF, City of Kigali, Rwanda
Giovanni SALA, LAND Milano
Moussa SY, IAGU Burkina Faso
Hans-Dieter TEMP, Cidades Sem Fome, Sao Paulo
Dr. Salwa TOHMÉ TAWK, American University Beirut
Craig VERZONE, Food Urbanism, Zürich
Dr. Martin WATTENBACH, GFZ Potsdam

See the programme here.


Megacity Project ‘Urban Agriculture as an integrative factor of climate-optimised urban development, Casablanca/Marocco’
Projet Mégapole “L’Agriculture Urbaine comme facteur intégrant de développement urbain optimisé au climat Casablanca/Maroc”

Contact information Chloé Naneix (FR, EN, DE) : Bureau Local du projet UAC 19 rue d’Avesne Casablanca 20310, Maroc / Lulu Dombois (EN, DE): Technical University Berlin Secr. EB12, Straße des 17. Juni 145 D-10623 Berlin, Germany (email: ;
Phone: +212 (0)5 22 24 83 11 Fax : +212 (0)5 22 24 83 09 / +49 (0)30 314-28196 Fax : +49 (0)30 314 28208
Event type Conference
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Geographical coverage Morocco
Address Casablanca
Organizer The Greater Casablanca Region is official partner of the event.
Target audience International
Period 27/02/2013
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH