The Middle Way: Metropolitan Foodsheds, Regional Economy and Resilience
Posted March 2016
CIAS Associate Director Michelle Miller was invited to speak at the Weston Roundtable, a lecture series on the UW-Madison campus designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering and policy. Her talk was based on a journal article she co-authored with Laura Lengnick (author of Resilient Agriculture) and Gerry Marten (Director of the EcoTippingPoints.org project), published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Science. They suggest that sustainable agriculture and the regional economic infrastructure necessary to move food to market offer a middle way to optimize food system efficiencies and resilience concurrently.
You can listen to the presentation here. (Fast forward six minutes to get to the beginning of the presentation.)
The Weston Roundtable lecture series co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Office of Sustainability.