Architect and Writer
Carolyn Steel is a leading thinker on food and cities. She began researching the relationship between food and cities in 2000, and from 2002-2012 gave a lecture series on Food and the City at Cambridge University School of Architecture, the first of its kind. In 2008 she published her first book, Hungry City, which won the Royal Society of Literature’s Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction and was chosen as a BBC Food Programme book of the year. In 2009, The Ecologist magazine profiled Carolyn as a ‘21st Century Visionary' and her 2009 TED talk, given at the first TEDGlobal in Oxford, has gained more than one million views.Her second book, Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World was published in March 2020.