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Urban Studies


We are not offering courses in this subject this summer.


URBS S3130Q Food and the City. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

This course investigates the relationship between food and the urban setting, with a special emphasis on the politics of food. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, we will look at all aspects of the food system--production, distribution, consumption, and disposal--using New York City as our case. Topics will include food retail (supermarkets, farmers markets, bodegas), food concerns in city policy and planning, neighborhood food and health disparities, immigrant food enclaves, New York's restaurant scene as business and culture, and ways of dealing with food waste. This course will include field trips--to farmers markets, the Hunts Point Terminal Market, and a food production facility--as well as guest speakers from the departments of city planning and of public health, the Economic Development Corporation, food justice non-profits, and a food-business entrepreneur. No prerequisites. Metrocard required.

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