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Urban Food Policy Forum: Food Systems and Regional Planning
January 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Food related issues touch nearly every aspect of our society including the economy, health, transportation, and land and water use. Urban planners analyze these sectors in order to achieve strategic, policy, and sustainability goals with the intent of making cities work more effectively. With food playing such a pivotal role in the life of cities, planners are increasingly looked upon to take more of a central and active part in shaping the urban food environment. This forum looks at ways this is happening in New York City as illustrated by the recently released Five Borough Food Flow report and the upcoming Fourth Regional Plan.
Joe Musso, Senior Program Manager, NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
Mandu Sen, Regional Plan Association
Lee Wellington, Executive Director, Urban Manufacturing Alliance
Steph Wiley, Brooklyn Packers
Moderated by Nevin Cohen, Research Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and Associate Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.