September 16, 2022

City and Regional Planning Faculty Publish Article on Sustainable Food Systems

Planning faculty are among the authors of an exploratory assessment of sustainable food systems.

Assistant Professor Kareem Usher, Associate Professors Maria Manta Conroy and Jill Clark are among the authors of “Planning toward sustainable food systems: An exploratory assessment of local U.S. food system plans” in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. The publication is co-authored by Jane Karetny (SWACO) and Casey Hoy (Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University).

This research is an assessment of government-adopted food system plans in the U.S. that examines which topics, across the three dimensions of sustainability (social, environmental, and economic), are included in local food system plans and conducts an exploratory analysis that asks whether the community capitals (built, cultural, social, financial, human, and natural) available in a community are associated with the content of food system plans.

Read more at the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development