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July 21   HAUSSMANN HALL   18:15 - 19:15  

LECTURE: FOOD AS A SYSTEM. HOW CITY CONTROLS OUR DIET

With more than half of the world’s population urbanized and two-thirds of urbanites in developing countries, populations are moving away from agriculture-based livelihoods. However, people still must eat. This lecture will discuss food security policies and programs in three cities at varying levels of development—Addis Ababa, Bogotá, and New York City—and examines the food security issues faced by these changing urban populations, and how policies in these cities have addressed these concerns. It will explore the efficacy of policies and food security interventions by analyzing government and international community capacities as food production, distribution, and consumption change along with the processes of urbanization in both the developing and developed context.

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Speaker

Jessica Wurwarg
Adjunct Instructor, New York University