Facilitating urban food systems change around the world: Seven habits of highly effective food organizers
A student-focused workshop and conversation with Wayne Roberts
Wayne Roberts is a Canadian food policy analyst and writer, widely respected for the role he played for 10 years (2000-2010) as the manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council, a citizen body of 30 food activists and experts widely recognized for its innovative approach to food security. Roberts earned a Ph.D. in social and economic history from the University of Toronto in 1978, has received numerous awards for his work on environmental issues and has written 12 books, including The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food (2008) and Food for City Building: A Field Guide for Planners, Actionists & Entrepreneurs (2014). He has been invited to speak around the world on strategies that combine food security, community empowerment, environmental improvement, social equity and job creation.