What We’re Reading: Journal Issue on Urban Food Networks
Metropolitan Universities journal issue 28.1: Urban Food Networks, released in February, tackled the often complicated relationships between urban and metropolitan communities and the food systems they rely on. Authors in this issue explored how their academic institutions are taking steps to study and bring positive initiatives to change the conversations about food systems at their campus and the surrounding communities.
Three urban community farms community gardens in Cleveland, OH, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, VA, have been increasing community access to fresh food and are the feature of a recent article and photo gallery.
If you haven’t had a chance to read this issue, dive right in with articles such as:
- Farming Chicago: Prospects for Higher Education Support of Sustainable Urban Food Systems in the U.S. Heartland explores how higher education institutions can contribute to development of sustainable food resources for residents of North American cities
- The Urban Food Hubs Solution: Building Capacity in Urban Communities demonstrates how the University of the District of Columbia is building capacity in the food desert neighborhoods of Washington D.C.
- The case study Collective Approach to Complex Food System Issues, the Case of The Ohio State University tries to better understand the role of the university in food systems through The Ohio State University.
Also, keep an eye out: Metropolitan Universities issue 28.2: Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities—DC Conference Issue will be published in May.