Case Studies in Community Food
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Food Studies
Course Number: NFDS 4200
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Food Studies
  • Policy & Analysis
  • Public Policy
Governance of the contemporary food system is complex and rapidly evolving. As cities, regions, and nations deal with concerns about safety, security, environmental impact, and climate change affecting food supply and distribution, the governance of food and farming systems is being reexamined and in some cases modified. Designed to follow other policy and food justice classes, this course is conducted in an applied studio format. After learning about basic food governance principles, practices, and models, students research and analyze food governance processes at the local, regional, and national levels, including the work of New York City community boards on food policy, the evolution of governance frameworks involving local and regional planning authorities, and the emerging "food federalism."
Course Open to: Degree Students