Food security and the use of land in the Global South cities

November 28th 2017. 13:00 to 14:30

Chang School Seminar
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ryerson University
The Chang School of Continuing Education
Heaslip House
279 Victoria St, Toronto
Room 303

Gwenn will discuss the interlinkage between food security outcomes and the dynamics of land use in cities in the Global South. She will
discuss the current pace of the urban sprawl, which puts strong pressure on the agricultural use of land, and is harmful for underprivileged households — which raises an issue of spatial justice. Gwenn will further discuss how land use for food production
in urban regions can contribute to alleviating urban food insecurity, while providing many positive environmental outcomes contributing to city-regional sustainability. This seminar will be based on three field studies in Hanoi and Lao Cai, Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand.

About Gwenn Pulliat

Gwenn Pulliat is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, where she is part of the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia
(UCRSEA) partnership, and holds a PhD in geography and a Master's Degree in environmental economics. Her research interests focus on the social issues underpinning the pattern of urban development in the growing cities of the Global South, through the lens of the food system. Her PhD research specifically dealt with the issue of food vulnerability in Hanoi, Vietnam, while her postdoctoral researches explore the environmental challenges linked to the dynamics of land uses in expanding cities.