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Networked Intelligence: Crowdsourcing Food Rescue

Event Details

February 7, 2019
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: Comm Hub, 3rd Floor

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Jonathan Ong

Daisy Tam will present current research which investigates the potential of a networked approach to crowdsourcing food rescue in urban environments. Like many cosmopolitan cities, Hong Kong’s urban food system is unsustainable – it spends 4.4% of its GDP to importover 90% of the food it consumes and disposes 4000 tons of it a day into landfills, while 1.3 million people face food insecurity.

Tackling the logistical challenge of food rescue contributes positively to waste reduction and poverty alleviation and increases community resilience. In the talk, Tam will cover the design aspects of the platform, theoretical implications of collective intelligence, and insights drawn from the urban food system in Hong Kong.



The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.