In late September, members of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute had the opportunity to share current best practices and learn from others who play an active role in creating platforms that support students’ basic needs on college campuses across the United States at the #RealCollege Conference. The two-day conference connected professors, students, campus staff [...]
Photo credit: Invisible People Last week, Temple University and Wisconsin Hope Lab brought together more than 400 students, faculty, college presidents, student services staff and advocates to consider new strategies to reduce food insecurity and homelessness among college students in the United States. Among the goals participants discussed were: Ending no-cause evictions for college students, [...]
On Friday, October 20, 2017 The Fordham Urban Law Journal hosted its 2017 Cooper-Walsh Colloquium titled, “Taking A Bite Out of the Big Apple: A Conversation About Urban Food Policy” at the Fordham Law School Campus in Midtown Manhattan. The daylong event explored various topics related to issues of food access, food governance, food regulation [...]
NYCHA Food Policy Innovations Forum Recap: Creating and Strengthening Opportunities Around Food for and by NYCHA Residents.
On February 23, 2017, the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute held a forum bringing together representatives from research and academia, non-profit community serving organizations, and the New York City Housing Authority to discuss that agency's current and potential food innovations. These programs and ideas apply creative and diverse solutions to integrate resident engagement with social [...]
Most observers of the 2016 election would agree that to date food and food policy has not been a front burner issue. But are there other top tier election issues that could provide an opening for food advocates—climate change and energy policy, trade policy, income inequality and minimum wage, the role of government in safety [...]