Seminar: Links between urbanization and food systems in China and India

March 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, 1601 East-West Road, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125 (3rd floor)

Urbanization is transforming food systems in China and India, including croplands, distribution and retail, and consumption at the table. This talk will examine the “hidden linkages” between urbanization and food systems in China and India. Using a combination of satellite data, census, and forecasts of urban expansion, Karen Seto will discuss past and future impacts of urban expansion on cropland loss, changes in urban diet, and links between urban diets and health. Karen Seto is the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. An urban and land change scientist, the overarching objective of her research is to understand how urbanization will affect the planet. She is an expert in satellite remote sensing and has pioneered methods to reconstruct urban land-use dynamics with satellite data and to forecast the expansion of urban areas. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Ticket Information
Free, open to the public

Event Sponsor
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

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