Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
PhD, Environmental Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University; Masters of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley;BA, Cornell University
Nevin Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at The New School, where he teaches courses in urban food systems, environmental studies, environmental planning, and environmental policy analysis, including cross-disciplinary courses that connect the fields of policy, urban planning, design, and urban studies. Dr. Cohen's current research focuses on the development of urban food policy, the use of urban space for food production, and planning for ecologically sound urban food systems. At present, his focus is on the diffusion of urban and regional food policy in North America. He has extensive professional experience as a policy analyst, urban planner, and advisor on green business practices. He has a PhD in Urban Planning from Rutgers University, a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Berkeley, and a BA from Cornell.
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Dr. Cohen is completing a fellowship with The Design Trust for Public Space that involves research and policy analysis to support and strengthen New York City's urban agriculture system. He has studied the development of urban agriculture policies in North America, and is currently working on two book projects: a study of urban food policymaking in the US and Canada, and an analysis of urban agriculture projects that focus on social justice goals.
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