2021: 2/25 Integrating Food Justice in Urban Planning for Communities to Become Self-Sufficient

February 26, 2021

2/25 Integrating Food Justice in Urban Planning for Communities to Become Self-Sufficient

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Food justice in spatial and urban planning should be at the center of discourse. Though food seems trivial compared to other issues such as housing, transportation, and the environment; it is a significant part of our lives that we must constantly make decisions about. Strategies to implement food justice are often carried out at a community level for them to become more self-sufficient. Both the social aspect, such as women’s participation, cultural identity, food pantry policies; and the environmental aspect, such as functions of public spaces, sustainable cultivation methods, and materials are equally important and integrated into our daily lives. The panel aims to create a conversation about the integration of food justice in the urban environment and its multi-functional benefits to the community.” Speakers:  – Jeff Hou, Professor – Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington – Teresa Mares, Associate Professor – Department of Anthropology at the University of Vermont – Sheryll Durrant, Kelly Street Garden Manager & Board President of JUSTFOOD.

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