Urban Food Systems

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Urban Food Systems
Spring 2023
Taught By: Emily Bills
Section: A

CRN: 12304

Credits: 4

This course examines sustainability and urban food systems from farm to fork. We explore the social, political, economic, and environmental dimensions of food production, distribution, marketing, consumption, and wastes. Throughout the semester, we develop an understanding of historical and contemporary relationships between agriculture and cities, and we critically assess current alternative food concepts such as local food and regional food system sustainability; urban agriculture; food justice, and food policy in cities. Considering phenomena including climate change, rising inequality, racial inequity, gentrification, and regional farmland loss, we explore the roles that urban consumers, activists, food workers, policymakers, scholars, and students may play in transforming food systems in and around cities so they are more environmentally sustainable and socially just. At the end of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of the complexities of urban food systems, the politics of food in urban settings, and the role of cities in advancing food system sustainability.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:18pm EDT 9/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/17/2023