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Gary Gaston

Urban Designer / Lecturer , Nashville Civic Design Center / UT Knoxville College of Architecture & Design in Nashville

Shaping Healthy Communities

PRESENTED ON FEB 19, 2014
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 11

Gary Gaston, Design Director at the Nashville Civic Design Center, discusses some of the major concepts in the upcoming publication, Shaping Healthy Communities. Issues that are addressed include future transit options for Nashville, access to food, parks and open spaces, and making the city more pedestrian-friendly. He also differentiates betwteen natural, rural, suburban, urban, and the downtown core areas.

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Navigation Made Easy

BY JOMAR MANZANO
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Jomar Manzano is an engineer-in-training working at Tetra Tech inc. A structural engineer by trade, his interests instead lie in transportation engineering: urban design, pedestrian and bike facilities, and transit. 

His spare time is spent cooking great food, jogging, playing video games, and in his role as co-chair of the DCRA: yammering on about "urban living" with anyone willing to listen

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Garden City 2.0

BY BAILEY PERYMAN
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Bailey Peryman talks about his social enterprise GardenCity 2.0 which aims at building local systems that focuses on the production and distribution of locally grown food. He wants people to become aware that in order to be healthy you need healthy food which is hard to find in today's society. 

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Urban Food Forests

BY JAMES SAMUEL
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

Advisor at Ooooby James Samuel discusses the unsustainable industrial methods in which food is produced, its impact on the environment, and the resulting low quality products. He goes into depth on a few projects working to source fresh food for the growing city populations the world over. Oooby provides urban communities with local food, and entrepreneurial individuals the opportunity to join their network. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 18, 2014.

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Our food source - local or industrial

BY AARON BROCKEN
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 20, 2015

We are what we eat...

In our business we work with local farmers from the Hawkesbury area and if possible, with local organic fruit and vegetables. The products are sourced locally and are fair trade. 

We use as less package as we can, so we reuse everything, we don’t buy anything that is made outside of Australia and we recycle as much as we can, so that the product we deliver to you has low environmental impact, low food miles and a lot of character!

Aaron was born on an organic blueberry farm that we still get produce from on occasion. He spent a big part of his youth being dragged to the Richmond community garden (Earthcare) and around NSW with his dad certifying Organic farms. As soon as he was 18 he hit the road for 7 years and visited over 60 countries on 4 different continents. He is now back and dedicated to providing a framework for a local food system to work.

http://hawkesburyharvesthampers.com

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Why Knoxville’s Zoning Code Prohibits Good Urban Design and Prevents Walkable Communities

BY MARSHALL STAIR
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Walkability is key in improving health, the local economy, and the environment.  Unfortunately Knoxville’s zoning code prohibits mixed use, requires too much parking, and mandates large setbacks, all of which make Knoxville less walkable and transit friendly. In this presentation, Marshall Stair explores Knoxville and discusses what could be done to promote walkability in future developments.

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Ultimate Food Friend

BY MAXIME PATTE
@ VOL 29 ON DEC 06, 2016

Maxime Patte, co-founder of Mmmh!, introduces the idea of the digital ultimate food friend. Someone who is at your disposal to ask all of your food questions, based on your needs. Recipes, food origins or food health questions? Via your phone you have access to the food information you are looking for.  

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Better Eating Through Healthy Habits

BY GABRIELLE TENNEY
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 26, 2017

Professional Chef Gabrielle Tenney reminds us of the importance of developing healthy eating habits, and talks about her home delivery food service.

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Food As A Passion

BY OBI NWAZOTA
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

Designer, entrepreneur and restraunteur Obi Nwazota talks about the challenges of providing healthy food supplies.

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How Urban Farming Can Change The World

BY JON WALSH
@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

Urban farming/sustainability consultant Jon Walsh outlines how urban farming is increasingly being used as a tool to improve personal health, create more sustainable families, communities and cities, maximize urban self-sufficiency, increase disaster preparedness, and fight climate change – simultaneously. Jon will also delve into vertical and rooftop farming, and outline the exciting future of urban farming.