The Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow in sustainable urban food systems will work with faculty in environmental studies, food studies, and external colleagues to design and implement a research project in sustainable urban food systems that matches his/her interests and expertise. Three potential areas of interest include:
(1) Food Systems Planning and Policy Research--studying emerging approaches to food systems planning that promote "civic agriculture, " locally organized systems of food production within cities and peri-urban communities that are characterized by networks of producers and citizens bound together by place;
(2) Urban Food Access--developing innovative methodologies to assess access to food in cities, looking at land use, transportation, business, and design variables that influence the availability ofhealthy food at the neighborhood level and exploring purchasing behaviors to better understand limited access to healthy food; and
(3) Urban Agriculture and Community Development- -measuring the community development impacts of urban agriculture projects, particularly urban farms that link food production and environmental education.
Please note that this is a grant-funded position with a projected start date of 9-1-2010 and an end date of 6-30-2011. Minimum Qualifications: Successful candidates for the Fellowship in Sustainable Urban Food Systems will have a Ph.D. in urban planning,
policy, environmental studies, or related discipline.
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