Food Equity, Power, and Justice: Academic Journal Built Environment

Journal Built Environment

UB faculty member, Samina Raja, and the Community for Global Health Equity Food Equity Team have partnered with the academic journal Built Environment to produce a special issue, Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems, focused on food equity, power, and justice. This special issue features a dozen academic articles from across high- middle- and low-income countries. 

Featured in UBNow on October 17, 2017, the nine peer-reviewed articles in the issue point out three major oversights in planning practice - historical factors that contribute to food system failures are rarely confronted, marginalized voices are overlooked, and food systems aren't viewed as a lever for broader social and economic change.