Food Deserts

Denver joined cities around the country this summer by targeting its corner stores as potential solutions for its food desert challenges.
2 days ago   The Denver Post
According to Jarrett Walker, one solution to alleviating food deserts is by providing residents access to frequent transportation networks.
Aug 19, 2014   Human Transit
An article from the SPUR's "The Urbanist" shares insight into the work of the Southeast Food Access Working Group (SEFA).
May 19, 2014   SPUR Urbanist
Walk Score’s new food desert map is a potentially powerful tool in the ongoing policy debate about access to healthy foods. But it’s still a work in progress.
Apr 2, 2014   Next City
Angie Schmitt shares news of an effort by WalkScore to rank cities based on the ability of residents to access grocery stores on foot. WalkScore invites planners all over country to use their data to improve walkable access to food in cities.
Mar 31, 2014   Streetsblog USA
An estimated 500,000 residents of the Atlanta area live without access to grocery stores. A recent article asks the obvious question: “Why can we build multimillion-dollar highway systems and multibillion-dollar stadiums but not more grocery stores?"
Mar 3, 2014   Atlanta Magazine
Minneapolis’ Healthy Corner Store Program launched with lofty ambitions in 2009—to help corner stores market and sell fresh food—but lackluster performance has required the city to reduce the scale of the program.
Feb 24, 2014   Minneapolis Star-Tribune
A new study published in the February issue of Health Affairs presents evidence that providing fresh food in food deserts does not improve diets or health outcomes for residents.
Feb 4, 2014   National Journal
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Perhaps the only greater injustice than the existence of food deserts is a willing and unfeeling action to re-create them. Exclusive
Dec 19, 2013  By Benjamin Chrisinger
A nonprofit has converted a former Chicago city bus into a mobile grocery store to bring fresh food to the city's underserved neighborhoods. After stopping operations in August, the service will return with a sustainable business plan this month.
Nov 18, 2013   Fast Company Co.Exist
Chicago has good news to report in its battle to improve access to fresh healthy food. Since Rahm Emanuel became mayor more than two years ago, the number of residents living in food deserts has declined by 21 percent.
Aug 18, 2013   Chicago Sun-Times