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Urban Food Policy Forum: Food Systems and Regional Planning

  • CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy 55 West 125th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Food related issues touch nearly every aspect of our society including the economy, health, transportation, and land and water use. Urban planners analyze these sectors in order to achieve strategic, policy, and sustainability goals with the intent of making cities work more effectively. With food playing such a pivotal role in the life of cities, planners are increasingly looked upon to take more of a central and active part in shaping the urban food environment. This forum looks at ways this is happening in New York City as illustrated by the recently released Five Borough Food Flow report and the upcoming Fourth Regional Plan.


Joe Musso, Senior Program Manager,  NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency

Mandu Sen, Regional Plan Association

Lee Wellington, Executive Director, Urban Manufacturing Alliance

Steph Wiley, Brooklyn Packers

Moderated by Nevin Cohen, Research Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and Associate Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. 


Watch the full panel:

Musso J. Food Distribution in New York City. New York City Economic Development Corporation/Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency. January 24, 2017.

Sen M. Getting Food and Health into Regional Planning in the New York Metropolitan Region. Regional Plan Association. January 24, 2017.

Wellington L. Urban Manufacturing Alliance. Urban Manufacturing Alliance. January 24, 2017.

Wiley S. Brooklyn Packers: A Worker-Owned Cooperative. Brooklyn Packers. January 24, 2017.