Food and the Environment
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Environmental Studies
Course Number: UENV 4714
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sustainability
  • Food Studies
This course examines the relationship between the food system (production, distribution, consumption and disposal) and the urban environment. We will learn about the environmental impacts of food on cities and the pressures of consumption patterns on urban foodsheds. The course will explore how different frameworks, from urban ecology to environmental justice, and different analytical methods, from risk assessment to lifecycle analysis, help us to identify strategies for making the food system more sustainable and resilient. For the course project, students will research a food system-related environmental problem and prepare a brief recommending a policy or design innovation to address the problem.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.