At the 2016 Agrohack Conference, Henry Gordon Smith (of Blue Planet Consulting) discusses how Urban Agriculture May Hold the Keys to Sustainable Development.
Henry is a sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. He was born in Hong Kong and has lived in Japan, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Canada, Spain, Austria, and the United States.
Henry’s international upbringing contributes to a global perspective and a unique ability to adapt to change. Henry holds a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, a Certificate in Food Security from Ryerson University, and an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. Henry is founder of Agritecture.com, a popular blog about urban agriculture.
Henry is also Co-Founder of the Association for Vertical Farming. Henry serves as a board member at Common Health Action, a non-profit aimed at changing the context of health and equity in communities across the USA. Currently, Henry works as Director of Business Development at Blue Planet Consulting in NYC.
AGROHACK is a premier agriculture innovation summit whose purpose is to propel agriculture as a sustainable source of growth and economic development.