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We ask scientists “What are you optimistic about?” Over 130 have told us. And we publish what they say.

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The Forum is about Food & Cities: Birmingham 2050 — regional scientists bending their minds on the matter.

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Narrativium II: A geography of Birmingham in 100 meals

Based on Jim Parle’s memorable remark during the Birmingham 2050 Scenarios Project, eating is social glue, we decided to bring together people from across the city to share each other’s company over food.

So we’re carrying out a pilot for an exciting project: A geography of Birmingham in 100 meals.

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