A new and timely course on comprehensive food system governance for city region food systems will be offered at the New School from January to May, 2015.
Food systems expert Thomas Forster will teach a new course to take advantage of recent developments in policy and practice around governance of the food supply for cities and their regions. Governance of the contemporary food system is complex and rapidly evolving. As cities, regions, and nations deal with concerns about safety, security, environmental impact, and climate change affecting food supply and distribution, the governance of food and farming systems is being reexamined and in some cases modified. Designed to follow other policy and food justice classes at the New School, this course is conducted in an applied studio format. After learning about basic food governance principles, practices, and models, students research and analyze food governance processes at the local, regional, and national levels, including unfolding work in New York City on food policy and governance, the evolution of governance frameworks in other places involving local and regional planning authorities, and the emerging food regionalism across the world.
The class can be found and registered for online in the New School website at www.newschool.edu:
NFDS 4200 Feeding Cities: Policies and Governance (ThomasForster) CRN 5642