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Hoey’s “The Intersection of Planning, Urban Agriculture, and Food Justice: A Review of the Literature” Published in JAPA

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hoey’s “The Intersection of Planning, Urban Agriculture, and Food Justice: A Review of the Literature” Published in JAPA

Assistant Professor Lesli Hoey’s essay, “The Intersection of Planning, Urban Agriculture, and Food Justice: A Review of the Literature,” has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA), on July 12, 2017, in Volume 83, 2017, Issue 3. This review essay, which she co-authored with Megan Horst and Nathan McClintock, draws on a “multidisciplinary body of research to consider how planning for urban agriculture can foster food justice by benefitting socioeconomically disadvantaged residents.” The authors suggest “several key strategies for planners to more explicitly orient their urban agriculture efforts to support food justice, including prioritizing urban agriculture in long-term planning efforts, developing mutually respectful relationships with food justice organizations and urban agriculture participants from diverse backgrounds, targeting city investments in urban agriculture to benefit historically disadvantaged communities, increasing the amount of land permanently available for urban agriculture, and confronting the threats of gentrification and displacement from urban agriculture.” They also “demonstrate how the city of Seattle, WA used an equity lens in all of its programs to shift its urban agriculture planning to more explicitly foster food justice, providing clear examples for other cities.”

For the full article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01944363.2017.1322914

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