Urban Food Systems

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Urban Food Systems

Spring 2019

Taught By: Kristin Reynolds

Section: A

CRN: 4457

Credits: 3

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, and farmland loss, we explore the roles that urban consumers, activists, food workers, policymakers, scholars, and students play in transforming the food system into one that is 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)

Max Enrollment: 5

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 7:46pm 6/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 509

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/7/2019