URP 604- Food Systems Planning

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Course No.: 22354

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2015 Spring

Location: Diefendorf – 207

Meeting Day(s): Monday

Meeting Time: 3:00PM - 5:40PM

Faculty: Raja

Food arrives from farms to our plates having traveled through a complicated system. How well does this system work? What are the impacts of the food system on public health, the economy, and the environment? How can public policy, planning and design tools be used to strengthen a community’s food infrastructure? How can you make a difference in people’s lives? Students from all disciplines are welcome. No prior experience in food systems or planning/public policy is necessary.
When Jane Doe spends a $1 on food, only 11.5 cents ends up with farmer Jill. What’s wrong with this picture? And, how can you help change the picture? Take URP 604 and find out.

If you are passionate about food access, hunger, environmental health, community well-being and public health, URP 604 is for you.
Key terms: community food systems, urban agriculture, food justice, community food systems, food policy, food planning, regional food systems, food and environment, food and public health