Urban Food Systems
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Environmental Studies
Course Number: UENV 4520
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course examines sustainable urban food systems, from farm to fork, including the social, political, economic, and environmental dimensions of food production, distribution, and marketing. We critically assess alternative and local food movements, and explore the roles that activists, policymakers, practitioners and scholars play in transforming the conventional food system. At the end of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of the relationship between cities and food, the politics of food, and the potential for cities to advance food system sustainability. The course includes field trips and guest lectures.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.