CUNY Urban Food Policy Monitor
e-newsletter of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute  
Interview with Robert Gottlieb,
Co-Author, Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China
Over the past four decades, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and other key urban regions of China have emerged as global cities—in financial, political, cultural, environmental, and demographic terms. In the new book, Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China, Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng trace the global emergence of these urban areas and compare their responses to a set of six urban environmental issues.

To consider the relevance of their book for food policy in New York City, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Research Director Nevin Cohen interviewed Robert Gottlieb, a co-author of the book, Professor Emeritus of Urban and Environmental Policy and founder and former Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. On October 17th, Gottlieb  will speak at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Forum.
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Institute News

Food Policy Institute Staff Discusses Universal Free Lunch on CUNY TV

Ashley Rafalow, Director of Operations and Communications at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute appeared on CUNY TV’s Independent Sources to discuss the recent expansion of universal free school lunch to all New York City public schools. Ashley discussed the benefits of the program, the stigma too-long associated with eating school meals, and the opportunities presented now that lunch can be integrated into the school day, with resources dedicated to improving quality and student experience rather than collecting paperwork or money from parents. You can watch the episode here.

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Institute Welcomes New Student Fellow Emma Vignola

Emma Vignola is a CUNY Urban Food Policy Fellow and first-year doctoral student at the CUNY School of Public Health in the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences. She has worked in developmental research among women and children in the U.S., South Africa, Mexico, and Peru, and in capacity building among public sector health officials in Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Her research interests include political determinants of health inequity, critical theory, complex systems approaches, and participatory strategies in public health research and practice. She earned a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience from Barnard College and an MSPH in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Upcoming Institute Events
Urban Food Policy Forum: Food System Issues and Challenges in the US and China in the Trump and Xi Jinping Era

October 17, 2017, 9:00am - 10:30am
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
55 West 125th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY, 10027

The US and China are witnessing challenges to their dominant (and evolving) food systems. How those challenges are able to influence how, where, and what we eat in light of the issues associated with their food systems is the subject of this talk by Robert Gottlieb, the co-author with Simon Ng, of a new book- Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and China.
Urban Food Policy Forum: Food Policy in New York City Since 2007: Lessons for the Next Decade

November 9, 2017, 9:00am - 10:30am
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
55 West 125th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY, 10027

In this session, key New York City food policy makers will discuss how food policy governance works in New York City and what has changed in the last decade. The goal is to identify strategies that can strengthen food governance and make progress in advancing food equity in New York City.

CUNY Events

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CUNY Student Food Group

We're launching a CUNY-wide group for students interested in food policy, food justice, food equity, nutrition, and other food-related issues. Meeting locations will rotate; first one will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.

November 1, 2017, 5pm - 6pm
55 West 125th Street, room 717
New York, NY 10027
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CUNY Food Collaboratory
Fall 2017 Convening

The CUNY Food Collaboratory seeks to spark collaboration amongst the many faculty, staff and students at CUNY's 26 campuses who care about food. food policy and food justice.

November 14, 2017, 9am - 10:30am
55 West 125th Street, room 708
New York, NY 10027
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Partner News and Events
Access to Capital: Food, Beverage, and Urban Agricultural Enterprises

October 27, 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bronx Museum of the Arts, North Wing
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

Are you in the food, beverage, or urban agricultural industry in New York City? Attend a free workshop and resource expo on Friday, October 27th, sponsored by Empire State Development, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets.

Debating Animal Welfare Policy: Examining the Ethics of Eating Animals

NYU Wagner Food Policy Alliance
October 31, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30pm
295 Lafayette Street, Rice Conference Room & Newman Reception Area, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

Farm animal welfare is a complex societal topic with policy reform origins dating back to the mid-1900s. While it has been almost 50 years since the original Animal Welfare Act, topics in farm policy with regard to livestock and the consumption of meat remain relevant today at the state, federal, and international levels. This debate-style panel will examine the ethics of eating meat through a dissection of issues in policy, the supply chain, and alternative approaches to animal rearing.

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Janice Nittoli Practitioner Fellowship at the Urban Institute

Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation
DEADLINE: Friday, November 3, 2017
STIPEND: $70,000

What would it take in your community to eliminate racial disparities in diabetes outcomes, transform community-police relationships, or end homelessness among LGBTQ youth? To cut the eviction rate? To make high school graduation the norm regardless of income? The Urban Institute invites applications from practitioners working in leadership roles in a state or local government agency, a nonprofit organization, or a social enterprise who have a critical “what would it take” question about work in the field that can be answered—at least in part—by rigorous research, analysis, and evaluation.
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Second Annual Food Loves Tech Conference

November 3-4, 2017
Industry City, Brooklyn, NY

Learn about how technology today is changing the food landscape of tomorrow. Use code CUNYFP at checkout for discounted registration fees.


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