Metropolitan Universities Journal: Urban Food Networks

Posted by Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities on February 27, 2017

Urban and metropolitan universities increasingly are involved in dialogue and action to address long-standing and emerging challenges facing urban food networks. Within their institutions and across their communities, these universities play a significant role in providing access to and information about food. The authors in this issue reflect on varied approaches to improving access to fresh, healthy food. From examining changing food systems through oral interviews to chronicling efforts to improve access to fresh food and jobs through urban food hubs, they consider why food has become a focus in communities and universities across the nation. The institutions highlighted here actively connect teaching, learning, research, and engagement to achieve a deeper understanding and help to shape these urban food systems.

We thank guest editor Julie Fox of the Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences for guiding the development of this issue, Metropolitan Universities Vol. 28.1, Urban Food Networks.



University Influence in Urban Food Systems
Julie M. Fox, The Ohio State University

Planning for Food Systems: Community University Partnerships for Food System Transformation
Jennifer R. Whittaker and Samina Raja, University at Buffalo, Jill K. Clark, The Ohio State University, and Sarah SanGiovannni, Clark University

Farming Chicago: Prospects for Higher Education Support of Sustainable Urban Food Systems in the U.S. Heartland
Howard Rosing, DePaul University, and Daniel R. Block, Chicago State University

Interviewing Baltimore Older Adults About Food System Change: Oral History as a Teaching Tool
Roni A. Neff and Anne M. Palmer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Linnea I. Laestadius, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Susan DiMauro

The Urban Food Hubs Solution: Building Capacity in Urban Communities
Sabine O’Hara, University of the District of Columbia

Collective Approach to Complex Food System Issues, the Case of The Ohio State University
Julie M. Fox, The Ohio State University

Urban Agriculture and Campus Sustainability: Recent Books
Stephanie Ritchie, University of Maryland

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