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Exploring an Innovative Model for Rural Revitalization

March 2019—November 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 PM


From Nebraska to Niigata, rural communities are being neglected out of existence. Rural life is giving way to the muscular expansion of the megacity. And yet, those of us who inhabit places like New York and Tokyo are dependent on rural areas for the energy we consume and the food we eat, and crave a little green corner of the planet to breathe clean air and enjoy the natural environment. Are we dismissing rural communities at our peril? With more than 50 years of experience between them, two key leaders in rural reinvention, Tsuyoshi Sekihara, founder, Kamiechigo Yamazato Fan Club in Joetsu, Niigata and Janet Topolsky, Executive Director, Community Strategies Group, Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, share their experience and insights. They are joined by Richard McCarthy, Slow Food International, and the evening's moderator, New Food Economy editor Kate Cox.

Mr. Sekihara’s presentation is in Japanese with English interpretation.

Followed by a reception.





   
Embrace Rural: Why it Matters, presented as part of Exploring an Innovative Model for Rural Revitalization, is supported by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.



Transportation assistance is provided by United Airlines, the exclusive U.S. airline sponsor of Innovators Network programs.



Co-organized by New Food Economy; Design and Urban Ecologies, Parsons, The New School for Social Research; and Slow Food New York City.

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