How food shapes our cities
At the 2009 TED Conference in Oxford architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and "shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world. Understanding the flow of food will help us reconnect with what we eat". (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 15:41)
In my Birmingham Post blog: Birmingham - hungry city I put forward the idea of regional decision-making based on four simple heuristics along with Steel's notion that food is "a fundamental ordering principle".