Changing How Communities Get Fed
“Shortly after I took office, we launched an effort to map Boston’s Food System and identify points of vulnerability in food availability and access that could arise as a result of a natural disaster. In mapping their food system vulnerabilities, and understanding their responses to these disasters, we have created a set of recommendations which we plan to implement in the coming years…Addressing the vulnerabilities this study identified is not going to be easy, but if we work together, we will get there…”
After the completion of our food system vulnerability assessment, Boston was
Our assessment of Toronto’s food system helped make food a priority in the city’s new 100 Resilient Cities plan. ARISE Canada (Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilience, launched in 2015 by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) is working with City partners to activate private food companies to address some of the vulnerabilities highlighted in our report.
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Our work was also featured in an issue of the international Urban Agriculture Magazine dedicated to measuring impact: “In the past
New work in Miami
Kim Zeuli was invited to serve as a Research Fellow with the Miami Urban Future Initiative (MUFI) at Florida International University in 2019 where she is analyzing the resilience of Miami’s food system.