Carolyn is a leading thinker on food and cities.
Her first book, Hungry City (2008), received international acclaim, establishing her as an influential voice in a wide variety of fields across academia, industry and the arts. It won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction and was chosen as a BBC Food Programme book of the year.
Her second book, Sitopia (2020) won the Food Book Award from the Guild of Food Writers (2021) and a Gold Nautilus Award (2020), and it was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation (2020).
A London-based architect, academic and writer, Carolyn has lectured at the University of Cambridge, London Metropolitan University, Wageningen University and the London School of Economics and is in international demand as a speaker. Her 2009 TED talk has received more than one million views, and in that same year The Ecologist Magazine described her as one of the UK’s ‘top ten 21st Century Visionaries’.