Earlier in November 2015, Center Faculty Director Nicholas Freudenberg talked about Good Food Jobs at City Harvest’s Leadership Summit Beyond Hunger: The City of Tomorrow. This summit brought together thought-leaders, innovators, philanthropists, policy makers and practitioners to imagine and debate the possibilities for a hunger-free city of tomorrow.
The panel, By Design, or by Circumstance, explored the systemic causes of hunger rooted in the design and function of cities. The panel also featured Allison Arieff, Editorial Director, SPUR (moderator); Shakirah Simley, Community Programs Manager, Bi-Rite Family of Businesses; Georgeen Theodore, Founding Partner and Principal, Interboro Partners; and Jocelyn Wyatt, Executive Director and Co-Lead, IDEO.org
Our breakfast seminar, Zoning and the City‘s Food System: Opportunities to Shape Healthier Food Environments in NYC was one of our most popular sessions to date. Read a recap from the Gotham Gazette and Nevin Cohen’s analysis in this issue of our newsletter. You can also find presentations, event audio and video recordings on the event resources page.
We continue to support our East Harlem Community as it mobilizes now that the Pathmark on 125th Street and Lexington Avenue has officially closed. Diana Johnson, the Center’s Director of Community Projects, and Nicholas Freudenberg presented the Center’s work on the Pathmark closing to an Emergency Community Meeting on the topic convened by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on November 18th 2015. Anyone interested in discussing strategies with this in mind are encouraged to reach out to Diana Johnson at [email protected]. Read our policy brief on Pathmark.