Presentations

Keynotes and Invited Presentations

Presentations by student affiliates of the Food Lab are denoted by a *.

2016

Raja, Samina. 2016b. “Planning as if people eat.” Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee Series, State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, NY, April 11.

Whittaker, Jennifer. 2016c. “Planning Approaches to Preserve Community Gardens.” New York State Community Gardens Working Group Inaugural Meeting, Albany, NY, February 22, 2016.

Raja, Samina. 2016d. “Planning Communities as if People Eat: Linking Community Food Systems and Community Economic Development through Planning.” Feast Down East Regional Conference, Southeastern North Carolina Food Systems Program, Wilmington, NC, February 2.

Leccese, Jeanne. Invited speaker. “Bringing Together Urban Planning and Public Health.” Fox Run Guest Speaker Series, Orchard Park, NY, January 28, 2016.

2015

Raja, Samina. Invited talk. “Underinvestment and Over-regulation: The Role of Local Governments in Responding to Problems in the Food System.” Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, September 25, 2015.

Raja, Samina. June 16, 2015. “Creating Healthy Neighborhood Environments.” New York State Health Foundation Grantee Meeting, New York City, NY.

Leccese, Jeanne. Invited Speaker.  “Framing Urban Food Access and Food Production Challenges, Workshop on Advancing Food Systems Planning and Policy.” 107 National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association, Seattle, WA.April 18, 2015.

Whittaker, Jennifer. Invited Speaker. April 18, 2015. “Framing Rural Food Access and Food Production Challenges, Workshop on Advancing Food Systems Planning and Policy.” 107 National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association, Seattle, WA.

Khojasteh, Maryam. Toward a More Sustainable and Healthy Food System: Policy Tools and Strategies to Strengthen Community-based Food Systems. One Region Forward Citizen Planning School, Spring Session. Buffalo, NY. April 18, 2015.*

Raja, Samina, Kimberley Hodgson, Jeanne Leccese, Holly Freishtat, Jennifer Whittaker and Thrya Karlstrom. Advancing Food Systems Planning and Policy. Annual Conference of the American Planning Association 2015. Seattle, WA. April 18, 2015.

Raja, Samina, Invited Speaker. 2015. Healthy by Design: Using evidence, partnerships, and policies to create healthy cities. Public Health Grand Rounds. University of Rochester Medical Center. Rochester, NY, February 20, 2015

2014

Leccese, Jeanne. July 23, 2014. “Lessons for Food Policy Councils.” Annual Summer Meeting and Listening Session, Buffalo, NY

Raja, Samina. Preparing Planners to Engage in Food Systems: Ten Years after the ‘Food for Growth‘ Studio. Agriculture, Food, and Human Values. Burlington, VT. June 19, 2014.

Leccese, Jeanne with Edward Steinfeld, Jordanna Maisel, and Will Stoner. Redefining Access to Housing, Transportation, and Healthy Food.  Congress for New Urbanism 22: The Resilient Community.  Buffalo, NY. June 7, 2014.

Baek, Solhyon. Park Design and Children’s Active Play: A Micro-Spatial Analysis of Intensity of Play in Olmsted’s Delaware Park. 6th Annual Postdoc Research Symposium. Buffalo, NY. June 3, 2014.*

Raja, Samina. May 17, 2014. “Engaging Citizen Planners in Food Systems.” Citizen Planning School, Buffalo, NY.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker.  Growing Food Connections. American Planning Association National Conference. Atlanta, GA. April, 2014.

Baek, Solhyon.  How Park Design Affects the Intensity of Children’s Active Plan. Association of American Geographers. Tampa, FL. April 10, 2014.*

Leccese, Jeanne. Invited speaker. Healthy Food Businesses as a Driver for Health.  Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NY) Conference.  Rochester, NY. March 24, 2014.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. Public Health and Community Food Systems: An Opportunity for Planning. Healthy Environments, Health Spaces Symposium Charlottesville, VA. March 18, 2014.

Raja, Samina. March 14, 2014. “Virtual Panel on Housing Environment and Health.” Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, Webinar

Raja, Samina. Feb. 20, 2014. “Healthy By Design: Using Evidence, Partnerships, and Policies to Create Healthy Cities.” Public Health Grand Rounds.

Leccese, Jeanne.  Invited speaker.  Growing Food Connections for Sustainable Communities. New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. Denver, CO. February 14, 2014.

2013

Raj, Subhashni. Invited speaker. Climate change and Food Systems– A brief overview. World On Your Plate 10th Annual Conference on Food & Sustainable Living. Daemen College. Buffalo, NY. October 23, 2013.*

Raja, Samina. Plenary speaker. Urban Agriculture and Food Systems. Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy Workshop. Institute for Sustainable Communities. Memphis, TN, September 18, 2013.

Raja, Samina. Keynote speaker. The Cultivated Campus: Five Ideas to Strengthen SUNY’s CORE. SUNY Conference on Sustainability. Buffalo, NY, September 15, 2013.

Raja, Samina. Keynote speaker. Planning Communities as if Health Matters. Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association. Sheboygan, WI, June 2013

Raja, Samina. May 31, 2013. “Planning for Food Access.” Annual Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Grantee Meeting, Louisville, KY

Raja, Samina. May 10, 2013. “Food Systems Planning in Erie-Niagara Region.” Lessons for One Region Forward Conference [Session presenters included: Grover, Himanshu, McKibben, Bill, Roberts, Bartholomew, and Shibley, Robert], University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning, Buffalo, NY

Raj, Subhashni. Invited Speaker. Climate change and Food Systems– A brief overview. Relay for Renewables. Sierra Club Niagara Group. Singer Farms Naturals. Appleton, NY. April 28, 2013.*

Raja, Samina. Invited Speaker. Planning Communities to Promote Food Access. Community Health Alliance. SUNY-Geneseo. Geneseo, NY. April 25, 2013.

Raja, Samina. Keynote Speaker. Planning Communities as if People Eat. Urban Agriculture Spring Training. Massachusetts Avenue Project. Buffalo, NY. April 20, 2013.

Raja, Samina. April 20, 2013. “Rustbelt Radicalism: A Decade of Food System Planning in Buffalo.” Spring Urban Agriculture Training, Buffalo, NY

Raja, Samina. Invited Speaker. Planning as if Health Matters: Built Environment, Food Environment, and Women’s BMI. Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. April 11, 2013.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. 2013. Planning for Healthy Communities. John Glenn School of Public Affairs. Ohio State University. Columbus, OH, April 11, 2013.

Raja, Samina.  Invited Speaker. Greening Communities through Food Systems: Innovations in Policy and Planning. EPA & UB Western NY Green Infrastructure Workshop. Buffalo, NY. March 14, 2013.

Raja, Samina, Ryan McPherson, and Alan Rabidau. March 14, 2013b. “Food Systems as Green Infrastructure Panel on Innovations in Green Infrastructure from Research.” Environment Planning Agency (EPA) & University at Buffalo Western New York Green Infrastructure Forum, Buffalo, NY

Ruch, Alexander. Invited speaker.  Food Culture: A Tool for Understanding Food Systems. 2013 Western New York Connections Conference. Niagara Falls, NY. February 24, 2013.*

Raja, Samina, Sean Mulligan, Mark Dunlea, and Elizabeth Henderson. Jan. 25, 2013. “Food Policy Council Forum.” NOFA-NY Winter Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

2012

Raja, Samina. Keynote speaker.  Planning Communities as if People Eat. 2012 AD Latornell Symposium. Ontario, Canada. November 16, 2012.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. Ethics and Food Systems Planning. APA webinar. November 7, 2012. (with Tom Daniels and Jerry J. Weitz)

Hall, Jessica. Invited speaker. Role of Food Policy in Health.  Baptist Manor Senior Residential Facilities. November, 2012.*

Gooch, Patrick. Invited speaker. Role of Food Systems in Sustainability. University at Buffalo Undergraduate Sustainability Seminar. Buffalo, NY. October 2012.*

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. Play at Risk: Documenting Disparities in Children’s Play Environments. The Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Seminar Series. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Atlanta, Georgia, May 2, 2012.

Raja, Samina.Invited Speaker. National Research Council Framework and Guidance for HIA: Overview of Findings and Significance of Report from a Planning Perspective. Inaugural National Health Impact Assessment Meeting. Washington, DC, April 3-4, 2012.

Raja, Samina. March 9, 2012. “Planning and Building Communities as if People Eat: Lessons from and for ‘Covert’ Planning.” Spring Urban Agriculture Training, Buffalo, NY

2011

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. Beyond Food Deserts: Strategies for alleviating disparities in food access. P2 Collaborative of Western New York Annual Conference. Buffalo, NY. October 2011.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. Planning for Food Systems. Menu for a Healthy Food System. Webinar, APA Chapters and Divisions Webcast Series, American Planning Association. October 28, 2011

Raja, Samina. Keynote speaker. Disparities in the Food Systems.  Wingspread Foundation. Racine, Wisconsin. September 12, 2011.  (with Young Kim)

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. Food Policy: Promoting health and economic development in Buffalo and Erie County. Buffalo Food Policy Summit, Buffalo, NY September 2011

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. Promoting Food Access Policy through Partnerships: Stories from Buffalo, NY. In Search of Apples: Strategies to Bring Healthy Foods to Underserved Communities, Policy Workshop. Making the Connection: Effective Approaches to Preventing Childhood Obesity. 2011 Leadership for Healthy Communities (LHC) Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit. September 08, 2011, Washington, DC.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. Evaluating urban agriculture: How do we know when it’s working? Congress for New Urbanism. Madison, Wisconsin. June 1-4, 2011.

Raja, Samina. Keynote speaker. Halton Food Council Priority Setting Event. Burlington, Ontario.  May 12, 2011.

Raja, Samina. Keynote speaker. “Planning Communities as if People Eat.” Urban Agriculture Training. Massachusetts Avenue Project. Buffalo, NY. March 12th, 2011.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. “Designing Communities as if Health Matters” Community Health and Health Behavior Brown Bag Series. School of Public Health and Health Professions.  University at Buffalo. March 3, 2011.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. “Urban Planning, Design, and Public Health.”  Nichols School. Buffalo, NY, February 01, 2011.

2010

Raja, Samina. Keynote speaker. “Your Town — Your Health: Planning and Building Healthy Communities,” Training Seminar for Municipal Officials and Policy Makers.  The Bouchillon Institute and the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.  Gale Center.  Hernando, MS December 02nd, 2010.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker.  City Planning and Mapping Local Food Systems: The Role of Registered Dieticians.  Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, American Dietetic Association. Boston, MA, Nov 07, 2010.

Raja, Samina. Keynote speaker.  Healthy Communities and Planning for Food – A Harvest of Ideas.  OPPI Symposium. Ontario Professional Planners Institute. Ontario, Canada, October 28-29, 2010.

Raja, Samina. Panelist.  Poverty Research Workshop. Partnership for Public Good and the University at Buffalo, University at Buffalo Civic Engagement and Public Policy Research Initiative. Buffalo, New York, February 26, 2010.

2009

Raja, Samina. Keynote speaker.  “Planning and Designing Healthy Communities: One Community Food System At a Time” Rochester Roots Annual Meeting. Rochester, New York, Nov 20th, 2009.

Raja, Samina. Featured speaker. “Planning as if people eat.” Invited speaker at the Annual Conference of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association. Hernando, Mississippi, Nov 12-13th 2009.

Raja, Samina. Invited Panelist. Agriculture/Food Systems.  Revitalizing NY: Building a New Economy through Sustainable Development.  Statewide Summit on Sustainable Development and Smart Growth organized by the New York State Department of State and Empire State Future. Schenectady, NY, October 7, 2009.

Raja, Samina. Featured speaker. “Planning, policy, and food: the role of planners in reform of food systems.” University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN, April 25th, 2009.

Raja, Samina. Featured speaker. “From the Farm Gate to the Dinner Plate.” Seminar organized by the Planning for Urban Agriculture & Food Network.  Vineland, Ontario, Canada, Sep 29th, 2009.

Raja, Samina. Invited Panelist. Economics, Food Racism, and Urban agriculture.  Grey-to-Green Festival, Grow Youngstown. Youngstown, Ohio, September 12th, 2009. [With Will Allen]

Raja, Samina. Panelist.  Discussion on the documentary FRESH. Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, September 10th, 2009.

Raja, Samina. Invited Speaker. “Transforming Food Environments, Building Healthy Communities.” Invited to give a talk on the APA-published monograph on food planning. National Conference of the national American Planning Association.  Minneapolis, MN, April 27th, 2009.

Raja, Samina. Featured speaker. “Planning, policy, and food: the role of planners in reform of food systems.” University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN, April 25th, 2009.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. “Planners and Food: The Role of Urban Planning in Improving Food Systems.  Department of Food Science and Technology, Cornell University, NY, April 22nd, 2009.

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. “Debates in Food Security” Great Decisions Discussion Program Series.  International Institute of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, March 16, 2009.

2008

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker. “Utilizing vacant land resources to enable local food production and food security.” Great Lakes Building Reuse Conference.  Buffalo, New York, Nov 16-19, 2008.

Raja, Samina. Invited Speaker. “Food systems, planning, and public health.” 2008 Annual Conference of the Community Food Security Coalition. Philadelphia, PA, and Cherry Hills, NJ, Oct 4-8, 2008.

Raja, Samina. Featured speaker. “Feeding the world, one neighborhood at a time.” Center for Student Leadership and Community Engagement. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY, September 16, 2008.

Raja, Samina. Speaker. “Transforming urban food spaces.”  SURVEY: Remapping Buffalo series.  Interdisciplinary Group for Social Engagement.  Buffalo, NY, April 4th, 2008. 

Raja, Samina. Speaker. Metaevaluation of fiscal impact analysis. Paper presented at the seminar on fiscal dimensions of planning.  Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Cambridge, MA, Feb 29th, 2008.

Raja, Samina. Featured speaker. Measuring and mapping food deserts: Lessons from Erie County, New York.  Paper presented at the Baldy Center for Law and Policy. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY, Feb 27th, 2008.

Pre-2008

Raja, Samina. Invited speaker.  “Improving food environment in communities.”  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Childhood Obesity Grantee Meeting.  New Orleans, LA, Nov 14th-16th, 2007.

Raja, Samina. Invited Speaker. “Salads, sewers, and sidewalks: Building healthy communities through planning and design.”  School-wide speaker.  School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Buffalo, NY.

Raja, Samina. Invited Speaker. “Fiscal implications of demographic change.”  Paper presented at the Workshop on Fiscal Dimensions of Planning.  Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.  Cambridge, MA, Summer 2007.

Raja, Samina. Panelist. Community Conversations in Food. Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Avenue Project, Buffalo, NY, Fall 2006.

Raja, Samina. Panelist. Women Under 30 Empowerment Workshop, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.  Buffalo, NY, Fall 2006.

Raja, Samina. Speaker. “Building in times of conflict: Challenges to planning and development in the Valley of Kashmir.”  University and the World Lecture Series 2004, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Buffalo, NY, Summer 2004.

Raja, Samina. Speaker.  Presentation to the 48th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, New York, NY on women’s equal participation in conflict prevention, management and conflict resolution and in post-conflict peace-building in Kashmir.  New York, NY. March, 2004.

Raja, Samina. Invited Speaker. “Planning in the face of conflict.”  ‘Bridging the Divide: Building a Better World through Interdisciplinary and Participatory Action’ 1st National Conference of Engineers without Frontiers (USA).  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, September 17-20, 2003.

Raja, Samina. Invited Speaker. “Aiding or alleviating conflict: Planning in the disputed region of Kashmir.”  Western New York Planning Association Meeting. Niagara Falls, NY.

Raja, Samina. Invited Panelist. “Kashmir: A dialog.” Eye on India seminar series on the current economic, social and political scenario in India.  Co-sponsored by Asha, Chingari, and Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Madison, Wisconsin, March 19-April 23.

Training Workshops 

Raja, Samina. 2016a. “Integrating Food into the New Urban Agenda.” Workshop at United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), New York City, NY, June.

Leccese, Jeanne, Julia Freedgood, David Rouse, and Tamara Downs Schwei. 2016. “Planning and Policy Techniques to Support Food Systems Planning.” GFC Communities of Opportunity Webinar Series: Webinar 2, Via webinar, June 8.

Whittaker, Jennifer. 2016b. “Opportunities for Connecting Farmers and Underserved Communities in Chautauqua County, NY.” Chautauqua County Growing Food Connections Steering Committee Meeting, Mayville, NY, May 16, 2016.

Leccese, Jeanne, Julia Freedgood, Cheryal Hills, Helen Schnoes, and Eileen Horn. 2016. “The Food Systems Planning Process: Understanding the ups and downs of the journey.” GFC Communities of Opportunity Webinar Series: Webinar 1, Via webinar, February 11.

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, Subhashni Raj, Jennifer Whittaker, Enjoli Hall, and Jeanne Leccese. 2015. “Growing Community-University Connections for Food Systems Research and Action.” Faculty and Community Workshop on Food Justice, Buffalo, NY, November 11.

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Kimberley Hodgson, Jill Clark, and Jeanne Leccese. 2015. “Participatory Action Research to Build Local Governments’ Capacity to Strengthen Food Systems.” Growing Food Connections National Advisory Committee Meeting, Kansas City, MO, September 18.

Clark, Jill, and Samina Raja. September 10, 2015. “Growing Food Connections: Integration, Scaling-up and Innovative Governance.” FLEdGE (Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged) Workshop, Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Waterloo, Canada.

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, Jeanne Leccese, and Caitlin Marquis. June 11, 2015. “COO Wyandotte County Steering Committee Kick Off Visit.” Kansas City, MO

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, Jeanne Leccese, and Caitlin Marquis. June 9, 2015. “COO Douglas County Steering Committee Kick Off Visit.” Omaha, NE

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, Jeanne Leccese, and Caitlin Marquis. June 4, 2015. “COO Dona Ana County Steering Committee Kick Off Visit.” Las Cruces, NM

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, Jeanne Leccese, and Caitlin Marquis. June 2, 2015. “COO Luna County Steering Committee Kick Off Visit.” Deming, NM

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, Jeanne Leccese, and Caitlin Marquis. April 30, 2015. “COO Cumberland County Steering Committee Kick Off Visit.” Portland, ME

Whittaker, Jennifer. April 28, 2015. “Food Policy Councils: An Overview.” Food Policy Council of Buffalo and Erie County, Buffalo, NY

Raja, Samina. April 18, 2015. “Food Systems Planning 2.0, Workshop on Advancing Food Systems Planning and Policy [Workshop presenters included Holly Freishtat, Kimberley Hodgson, Jeanne Leccese, Sharon Lerman, Thyra Karlstrom, and Jennifer Whittaker].” 107 National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association, Seattle, WA

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, Jeanne Leccese, and Caitlin Marquis. April 9, 2015. “COO Chautauqua County Steering Committee Kick Off Visit.” Jamestown, NY

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, Jeanne Leccese, and Caitlin Marquis. March 26, 2015. “COO Dougherty County Steering Committee Kick Off Visit.” Albany, GA

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, Jeanne Leccese, and Caitlin Marquis. March 5, 2015. “COO Polk County Steering Committee Kick Off Visit.” Columbus, NC

Raja, Samina, and Jeanne Leccese. October 22, 2014. “Food Systems Planning 1.0, Training Workshop for Growing Food Connections.” Farmland, Food, and Livable Communities Conference of the American Farmland Trust, Lexington, KY

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jeanne Leccese, Kimberley Hodgson, and Jill Clark. Oct. 22, 2014. “Research, Planning, and Implementation to Build Local Governments’ Capacity to Strengthen Food Systems: National Advisory Committee Meeting.” Farmland, Food, and Livable Communities Conference of the American Farmland Trust, Lexington, KY.

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jeanne Leccese, Kimberley Hodgson, and Jill Clark. Oct. 20, 2014. “Building Local Governments’ Capacity to Strengthen Food Systems: Communities of Opportunity Training.” Farmland, Food, and Livable Communities Conference of the American Farmland Trust, Lexington, KY

Susannah Barton, Patrick Gooch, Jessica Hall, Leccese, Jeanne, Subhashni Raj, Samina Raja. 2013. Food Systems Planning Training Workshop, Buffalo Food Policy Summit. Buffalo, NY. October 2013.

Raja, Samina. “Planning for Healthy Communities.” APA Planners Training Service. Charlotte, North Carolina. November 14-16, 2012. (with Heather Wooten)

Raja, Samina. “Integrating Public Health into the Sustainable Comprehensive Plan,” Planners Training Service, American Planning Association. Washington DC, June 8-10, 2011. (with Heather Wooten)

Raja, Samina. Integrating Public Health into the Sustainable Comprehensive Plan, Planners Training Service, American Planning Association.  Washington DC, June 11-12, 2010. (with Heather Wooten)

Conference presentations

2016

Whittaker, Jennifer. 2016a. “Growing Food Connections Panel on Local Government Planning and Policy Actions to Support the Food System [Panelist include: Jill Clark, Enjoli Hall, Samina Raja, and Jennifer Whittaker].” Agriculture, Food, and Human Values, Toronto, ON, June 23, 2016.

Whittaker, Jennifer. 2016d. “Reimagining Rural Food Systems Governance.” Agriculture, Food, and Human Values, Toronto, ON, June 23, 2016.

Hall, Enjoli. 2016. “Harvesting Justice: Race, History, and Food Systems Planning in Dougherty County, GA.” Agriculture, Food, and Human Values, Toronto, ON, June 23, 2016.

Raja, Samina. Planning Communities as if People Eat. Feast Down East. 6th Annual Regional Conference. Southern Eastern NC Food Systems Program. North Carolina. Friday, February 12, 2016.

2015

Sherrod, Shirley, Samina Raja, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, Subhashni Raj, Jennifer Whittaker, Enjoli Hall, and Jeanne Leccese. 2015. “Just Food, Just Communities.” Community Event on Food Justice, Buffalo, NY, November 10.

Whittaker, Jennifer. 2015. “Food Insecurity in Farm Country: Use of public policy to overcome the rural paradox.” 55th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Houston, TX, October 23.

Born, Branden, Megan Horst, Catherine Brinkley, Subhashni Raj, Elizabeth Ortega, and Benjamin Chrisinger. 2015. “Culturing Established Food Systems in a ‘Food Desert’.” Roundtable at 55th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Houston, TX, October 22.

Raj, Subhashni. June 17th, 2015. “Food Security and Climate Change: Distinct Impacts on Rural Poor in Developed Versus Developing Nations and Implications for Adaptation Efforts.” University of Waikato.

Raj, Subhashni. April 21, 2015. “Food Security and Climate Change: Distinct Impacts on Rural Poor in Developed Versus Developing Nations and Implications for Adaptation Efforts.” 2015 Office of Global Health Initiatives Seminar Series – A Sustainable Future: The Effects of Climate Change on Global Health, Buffalo, NY

Raja, Samina, Jill Clark, Kimberley Hodgson, and Julia Freedgood. March 20, 2015. “Growing Food Connections: Using Planning and Policy to Build Local Government Capacity to Improve Agricultural Viability and Food Access in the United States.” Laurier Centre for Sutainable Food Systems International Advisory Committee Meeting Discussion, Webinar

2014

Hodgson, Kimberley. Nov. 25, 2014. “Communities of Innovation Panel Presentation.” North Shore Planning for Sustainable Food Systems, North Vancouver, BC.

Born, Branden, Jill Clark, Nevin Cohen, Kami Pothukuchi, Subhashni Raj, Samina Raja, and Domenic Vitiello. 2014. “Workshop on the Future of Food Systems Planning.” 54th Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Philadelphia, PA, October 30.

Raj, Subhashni. October 30, 2014. “It’s Not Just the Food Environment: Lessons from a Pre-Post Study of an Urban Agriculture Program in Buffalo, New York.” 54th Annual Conference of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning, Philadelphia, PA

Khojasteh, Maryam. October 30, 2014. “Agents of Change: Role of Immigrants in Creating Healthier Food Environments.” 54th Annual Conference of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning, Philadelphia, PA

Hodgson, Kimberley. Oct. 21, 2014. “Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems: Communities that are Leading the Way.” Farmland, Food, and Livable Communities Conference of the American Farmland Trust, Lexington, KY

Raj, Subhashni. It’s Not Just the Food Environment: Lessons from a Pre-Post Study of an Urban Agriculture Program in Buffalo, New York. ACSP 54th Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. October 20, 2014.

Khojasteh, Maryam. Agents of Change: Role of Immigrants in Creating Healthier Food Environments. ACSP 54th Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. October 20, 3014.

Raja, Samina, Julia Freedgood, Jeanne Leccese, Kimberley Hodgson and Jill Clark. Building Local Governments’ Capacity to Strengthen Food Systems: Communities of Opportunity Training. Farmland, Food, and Livable Communities Conference of the American Farmland Trust. Lexington, KY. October 20, 2014

Raja, Samina, Jeanne Leccese, and Julia Freedgood. Building Local Governments’ Capacity to Strengthen Food Systems: Progress and Insights. Project Directors’ Meeting, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Washington, DC. September 29, 2014.

Hodgson, Kimberley. Sept. 22, 2014. “Healthy Food Incentives Workshop: Moving the Field Forward.” National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research, Washington, DC.

Raja, Samina. June 19, 2014a. “Lessons from the Food for Growth Studio, Roundtable on Teaching Food Systems Across the Disciplines.” Society for Agriculture, Food, and Human Values, Burlington, VT

Raja, Samina. June 19, 2014b. “Preparing Planners to Engage in Food Systems: Ten Years after the ‘Food for Growth’ Studio.” Agriculture, Food, and Human Values, Burlington, VT.

Leccese, Jeanne. June 6, 2014. “Building Local Governments’ Capacity to Strengthen Food Systems.” The 22nd Congress for the New Urbanism, Buffalo, NY.

Raja, Samina. April 13, 2014. “Growing Food Connections: Results of a Survey of Planning Practitioners’ Engagement in Food Systems Planning.” 106th National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association, Atlanta, GA

Leccese, Jeanne. March 24, 2014. “Growing Food Connections: Building Local Governments’ Capacity to Strengthen Food Systems.” Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NY) Conference, Rochester, NY.

Raja, Samina, Kimberley Hodgson, Julia Freedgood, Jill Clark, and Anna  Ricklin. April 13, 2014. “Building Local Government Capacity to Strengthen Food Systems.” 106th National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association, Atlanta, GA.

Hodgson, Kimberley. April 13, 2014. “Lessons From Working with Communities of Innovation.” 106th National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association, Atlanta, GA

Hodgson, Kimberley. April 2014. “Urban Agriculture Programs and Policies: Promising Practices from Across North America.” 106th National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association, Atlanta, GA

Raj, Subhashni. March 10, 2014. “Climate Change and Food Systems– A Brief Overview.” 2014 Great Decisions – Foreign Policy Association Discussion Series.

Freedgood, Julia, and Jeanne Leccese. Feb. 13-15, 2014. “Growing Food Connections for Sustainable Communities.” The 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth National Conference, Denver, CO.

Raja, Samina. Feb. 5, 2014. “Planning Communities as if People Eat.” Dale Prize Symposium, Pomona, CA.

Raja, Samina, Jeanne Leccese, Julia Freedgood, Kimberley Hodgson, and Jill Clark. 2016. “Building Local Governments’ Capacity to Strengthen Food Systems: Integrating research and policy.” Project Directors’ Meeting, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Washington, DC February 2.

2013

Freedgood, Julia, and Jill Clark. 2013. “Building Local Government Capacity to Support Healthier Food Systems.” Yale Food System Symposium, New Haven, CT, October 19.

Raja, Samina. July 2013. “Role of Theory in Guiding Food Systems Planning Research, Panel on Role for Planning Theory in Major Programs and Projects? Some Lessons from Academia and Outside [With Campbell, Heather, Sanyal, Bishwapriya, Verma, Niraj].” Joint Congress Association of European Schools of Planning and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Dublin, Ireland

Raja, Samina, Diane Picard, Solhyon Baek, and Cristina Delgado. July 13, 2013. “Rustbelt Radicalism: A Decade of Food Systems Planning in Buffalo, New York.” Joint Congress Association of European Schools of Planning and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning-Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions, Dublin, Ireland.

Bean, Clark, Samina Raja, and Scott Loveridge. University Extension’s Role in Framing and Supporting Change in the Food System 2013 Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. East Lansing, MI June 19-22, 2013.

Clark, Jill, Samina Raja, Julia Freedgood, and Kim Hodgson. 2013. “Growing Food Connections.” Canadian Food Studies, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 1-4.

Clark, Jill, Julia Freedgood, Kimberley Hodgson, Samina Raja (lead PI), and Anna Ricklin. Building Local Government Capacity to Build Healthy Food Systems. National Meeting, American Planning Association. Chicago, IL. April 13, 2013.

Raja, Samina. April 2013. “Building Capacity of Local Governments to Engage in Food Systems Planning.” 105th National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association, Chicago, IL

2012

Delgado, Cristina.  Towards a Typomorphology of Contest Urbanism. 2012 Urban Affairs Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. April 2012. Poster presentation.*

Raja, Samina. Rejuvenating Rustbelt Cities: Food Systems Planning in Buffalo, NY. American Planning Association. Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 2012.

Marcia Caton Campbell, Kami Pothukhuchi, Subhashni Raj, Samina Raja.Food Systems Planning in Rustbelt Cities. American Planning Association. Los Angeles, CA. April 19th, 2012

2011

Fell, John, Gretchen Kunkel, and Raja, Samina. 2011. Comprehensive Planning and Zoning to Build Healthy Food Systems.  Food Policy: From Neighborhood to Nation. Portland, Oregon. May 20, 2011.

Raja, Samina. 2011. Planning the Future of Food. Food Policy: From Neighborhood to Nation. Community Food Security Coalition. Portland, Oregon. May 19-21, 2011.

Raja, Samina. 2011. “Regional Food Systems Planning” National Conference of the American Planning Association. Boston, MA. April 2011.

Yin, Li, Samina Raja, James Roemmich, Leonard Epstein, and Hao Huang. “Built Environment and Physical Activity: Assessing Accessibility in Space-Time Neighborhoods. Association of American Geographers. Seattle, WA. April 13-15, 2011.

2010

Verma, Niraj and Samina Raja. 2010.  Land as Luxury. Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP), Helsinki, Finland. July, 2010.

Yin, L., Raja, Samina, H. Huang, J. Roemmich, and L. Epstein. 2010. Accessibility and Physical Activity: A Space-Time Model. 51st Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Minneapolis, MN. October, 2010.

2008

Yin, Li, Samina Raja, James Roemmich, Leonard Epstein and Xiao Li.  “Neighborhood for playing: Using GPS, GIS, and accelerometer to assess children’s playing environment.”  Geoinformatics, Guangzhou, China. June 28th, 2008.

Raja, Samina.  2008.  “Transforming food environments, building healthy communities.”  National meeting of the American Planning Association.  Las Vegas, April 29th, 2008.  Session organizer and presenter.

2007

Raja, Samina and Pavan Yadav. “Food environment or the built environment? What explains obesity among women.”  Paper presented at the 49th Annual ACSP conference.  Oct 18-21st, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Raja, Samina.  2007.  “Metaevaluation of fiscal impact analyses: criteria and procedures.” 49th Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).  Session sponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Oct 18-21, 2007.

2006

Raja, Samina.  2006.  “Fiscal implications of demographic change.” 48th Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).   Fort Worth, Texas. Nov 09-122006.

Raja, Samina and Michael Ball.  “Healthy eating and active living by design.”  Paper presented at the National American Planning Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 11th, 2006.

2005

Roemmich, James, Leonard Epstein, Samina Raja, Li Yin. “The built environment: Disparate effects on physical activity and sedentary behaviors in youth.”  Paper presented at the 47th Annual ACSP conference held in Kansas City, Missouri, October 27th-30th, 2005.

Raja, Samina. “Innovative city and neighborhood food planning”.  Paper presented at the 2005 National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association.  March 19th-23rd, San Francisco, California.

2004

Raja, Samina.  2004.  “Exploring the impact of intergovernmental transfers on sprawl.”  46th Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Portland, Oregon, October 21st-24th, 2004.

Raja, Samina. “Avoiding the local trap: a discussion of means and ends in food system action and research.”  Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the Community Food Security Coalition held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 16th-19th, 2004

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. 2003. Food for Growth: A Community Food System Plan for Buffalo’s West Side. Buffalo, NY: University at Buffalo.

2001

Raja, Samina.  2001.  “Empirical evaluation of fiscal impact analysis.”  43rd Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Cleveland, Ohio, November 2001.

2000

Raja, Samina.  2000.  “Evaluating fiscal impact analysis.”  42nd Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Atlanta, GA, November 2000.

1998

Raja, Samina and Matthew Birnbaum.  1998. “Planning a Phoenix from the ashes of an exurb: A study of the design of a planning model for Columbia county, Wisconsin.”  40th Annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Pasadena, Los Angeles, November 5-8th, 1998.

Panel Discussions

“Planning for Urban Agriculture Systems.“ Participants include Samina Raja, Kami Pothukuchi, Nevin Cohen; Moderated by Joe Nasr/Domenic Vitiello. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Philadelphia, PA. November 2014.

“Teaching Food Systems across the Disciplines.” Participants include Samina Raja,  Jill Clark, Sarah Heiss, and Shoshanah Inwood. Joint Annual Meetings of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. June 18-22, 2014. Burlington, Vermont.

“Just Sustainabilities in Food Systems Research.”  Research Panel as part of 2nd Buffalo Food Policy Summit. Organizer and Moderator Samina Raja; Panelists were Julian Agyeman, Himanshu Grover, Ted Schmidt, and Heather Orom. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY, October 23, 2013.

Raj, Subhashni. Panelist. Contributing to Sustainable Development, Inclusion and Children’s Rights. Panel discussion for the official launch of UNICEF’s Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Resource Manual. UNICEF New York Headquarters, NY, September 16, 2013.*

Raj, Subhashni. Panelist.Thematic Workshop on Climate Change Education. UN Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2013 Annual Meeting. UNICEF New York Headquarters, NY, September 16, 2013.*

“Role of Theory in Guiding Food Systems Planning Research.” Panel on “What Role for Planning Theory in Major Programs and Projects? Some Lessons from Academia and Outside.” Panelists Samina Raja, Heather Campbell and Bishwapriya Sanyal; Moderated by Niraj Verma. Joint Congress Association of European Schools of Planning and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Dublin, Ireland. July, 2013.

“Food Systems Planning in Erie-Niagara Region.” Panelist on Lessons for One Region Forward. Panelists Samina Raja, Bill McKibben, Himanshu Grover, Bartholomew Roberts; Organized and Moderated by Robert Shibley. School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, May 10, 2013.

“Food Systems as Green Infrastructure.” Panel on “Innovations in Green Infrastructure from Research.” Samina Raja and Alan Rabideau; Moderated by Ryan McPherson. Environment Planning Agency (EPA) & University at Buffalo Western New York Green Infrastructure Forum. Buffalo, NY, March 14, 2013.

“Food Policy Council Forum.” Panelists Samina Raja, Sean Mulligan and Mark Dunlea; Moderated by Elizabeth Henderson. NOFA-NY Winter Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. January 25, 2013.

“The Role of Policy in Undermining or Facilitating Community Gardening or Urban Agriculture.” Buffalo Gardens Symposium. Panelist Samina Raja. UB Gender Institute. University at Buffalo. September 21, 2012.

Raja, Samina. Panelist.  Poverty Research Workshop. Partnership for Public Good and the University at Buffalo, University at Buffalo Civic Engagement and Public Policy Research Initiative. Buffalo, New York, February 26, 2010.

Raja, Samina. Panelist. Agriculture/Food Systems.  Revitalizing NY: Building a New Economy through Sustainable Development.  Statewide Summit on Sustainable Development and Smart Growth organized by the New York State Department of State and Empire State Future. Schenectady, NY, October 7, 2009.

“Food and agriculture systems: New tools for an emerging planning area” Panelist Samina Raja. Building a Better World Conference, Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)/Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI). Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Sep 30- Oct 04, 2009.

Raja, Samina. Panelist. Economics, Food Racism, and Urban agriculture.  Grey-to-Green Festival, Grow Youngstown. Youngstown, Ohio, September 12th, 2009.

Raja, Samina. Panelist.  Discussion on the documentary FRESH. Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY.  September 10th, 2009.

“Food for thought.” Panelists Kami Pothukuchi, Jerome Kaufman, Joe Nasr, and Samina Raja. 50th Annual Conference of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Chicago, Illinois. July 7-9, 2008.