For Students

Students interested in studying food systems planning can do so at the University at Buffalo.  UB offers graduate-level coursework on food systems planning as well as planning studios focused on food systems.  Our students have won local, regional, and national awards for their food system plans.

Relevant coursework offered within the Department of Urban and Regional Planning includes:

1. Built Environment and Health (seminar; 3 credits; Fall semester; Mondays)

2. Food Systems Planning (seminar; 3 credits; Spring semester; Mondays)

3. Planning studio (studio; 6 credits; past topics include development of a neighborhood food system plan and the development of a county-wide food system plan)

Additional courses on food-related issues are offered in UB’s Department of Geography and the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

The Food Lab welcomes doctoral and post-doctoral applicants interested in focusing their research on food systems planning. Doctoral students are eligible to apply for the Jerome L. Kaufman fellowship in food systems planning.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in research at the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab at the University at Buffalo. Click here to learn about working in the Food Lab.