Urban agriculture is a hot topic in sustainability, food, and planning circles. From roof and deck gardens to community gardens to urban farms, urban agriculture has captured the imaginations of activists of many stripes as well as gardeners and eaters. When I mention that my academic work focuses on food access in urban areas, the most common response I get is “oh, you mean like urban ag?” As this interest in urban agriculture grows, some are asking whether food sovereignty – the ability for a population to produce enough food to feed itself – is a feasible goal for American cities.
Oct 11, 2012 By
A well-intentioned new bill that could nudge food trucks out of huge swaths of territory now faces backlash, explains Jonathan Kauffman.
Feb 23, 2012 SF Weekly
Colorado has been heralded as the trimmest state in the country, but NPR reports that residents' weight is still on the rise.
Oct 7, 2011 NPR
Birmingham, Alabama is creating a new system of open markets that will bring fresh foods as well as more social space for the city's residents.
Mar 11, 2011 Project For Public Spaces
The rural Midwest produces much of our nation's food supply, and yet small towns in the heartland and around America are increasingly and ironically becoming food deserts - places where citizens have little access to fresh, healthy foods.
Jan 25, 2011 Grist
Cities across the developing world are dealing more with rising obesity rates as urbanization occurs, reports TheCityFix's Jonna McKone.
Jan 13, 2011 TheCityFix
Be a better person; be a better planner. Musings from a planner who wants to improve our profession for 2011. Here's how: Opinion
Jan 2, 2011 By
A new report from The Los Angeles Food Policy Task Force calls for the government to take steps to increase accessibility to local, healthy food in urban areas.
Oct 6, 2010 Good
Due to complexity of the issues related to our food system, altering the food system requires the type of interdisciplinary, comprehensive thinking at which urban planners excel.
Apr 2, 2010 Urban Farm Hub
Nicola Twilley and Sarah Rich are launching a project called Foodprint NYC with the goal of creating a comprehensive vision for a food policy for New York. Urban Omnibus has this interview.
Feb 28, 2010 Urban Omnibus