FST402 Feeding the City: Urban Food Systems (Spring)

Enrollment priority to nutrition and food studies majors and minors.

Investigation of relationship between food and cities, including the many ways food shapes urban sustainability, public health, community, and economic development. Additional topics include municipal food policies and urban planning for community-based food systems.

Examine urban processes as constituted through the metabolic relationship between nature and society, using the food system as a lens into this relationship. Explore the relationship between food and cities, paying close attention to the ways in which food shapes cities and the ways in which cities shape the food system. Theoretical approaches to understanding cities, nature, society, and food, grounding theory by examining the food system of Florence as a case study.

Course-related fee: A fee will be charged to cover the costs of required urban agricultural projects and workshops, tastings, group meal and Florence site visits (2020 fee = $170).

Department: Food Studies

Location: Florence

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3