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RESILIENCE

Dear 2050

Dear 2050

Written by Kim Zeuli This blog post is written as part of the Meeting of the Minds’ third annual group blogging event, which asked: The year is 2050. Write a letter to the people of 2015 describing what your city is like, and give them advice on the next 35 years. To...

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A Call to Action for City Leaders

A Call to Action for City Leaders

Written by Kim Zeuli and Austin Nijhuis Note: This post originally appeared on the Meeting of the Minds Blog on June 9, 2015. In recent years, cities and regions are looking to build resilient food systems in the face of climate change. One motivation for expanding...

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FOOD SYSTEM

Cooperatives in the Food System

Cooperatives in the Food System

Cooperatives are prevalent across food systems--from marketing to retail--in most countries. This short book provides an introduction to this unique organizational structure, including the history of cooperatives.

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Urban Sustainable Food Systems

Urban Sustainable Food Systems

This article, written by Hannah Greinetz on December 29, 2014, was reposted from the Meeting of the Minds blog. Last month, this post looked into urban food systems through the lens of urban food deserts. Food deserts point to a bigger systemic problem of the...

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Anchoring Local Food Systems

Anchoring Local Food Systems

Written by Kim Zeuli In cities across the U.S., the local food movement has evolved from marginal to mainstream.  Most cities host not just one, but several thriving farmers markets. Farm to City operates 18 farmer markets in Philadelphia. Boston hosts 28, including...

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FOOD ACCESS

The Trouble with Urban Farming

The Trouble with Urban Farming

The Urban Farming ‘revolution’ has a Fatal Flaw By Emma BryceApril 15, 2019 Originally posted at https://qz.com/1595640/the-trouble-with-the-urban-farming-revolution/ Commercial urban agriculture in New York City has provided questionable environmental gains, and has...

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A Grocery Store in Every Neighborhood

A Grocery Store in Every Neighborhood

Written by Kimberly Etingoff and Kimberly Zeuli The term food desert is often applied to urban neighborhoods that do not have grocery stores and offer limited alternative options for healthy food purchases. The USDA defines food deserts as census tracts with a...

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Featured Articles & Presentations

2019 National Adaptation Forum

In our backyard, we are excited to join the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin this year.  We are presenting our work at the Creating, Modeling and Sharing Insights from Resilient Agriculture and Forestry Systems session.

RES/CON 2017: The Global Resilience Summit

We were honored to have our work featured at RES/CON 2017: The Global Resilience Summit—the premier annual international conference on the practice of successful resilience and disaster management—in a session devoted to food system resilience.

The New Republic

Read a great article by Sean Cooper in the New Republic asking Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm? Our research is featured in the reporting.