United States Projects

Growing Food Connections

Growing Food Connections is a national project seeking to enhance community food security while ensuring sustainable and economically viable agriculture and food production in the United States. The project integrates research, education, and planning and policy activities across urban and rural communities in all regions of the country. Specifically, the project aims to build the capacity of local governments to … Continue reading Growing Food Connections

Planning for Active Living

Active Commuting in the Sweet Home Central School District 2013-2015 This project aimed to improve the rates of active commuting among school children in the suburban town of Amherst, New York. With support from the UB Food Lab team and collaborating faculty, the town of Amherst deployed four strategies to promote active commuting in the Sweet Home Central School District … Continue reading Planning for Active Living

Planning for Food and Health Equity

Community Action Research Partnership with Massachusetts Avenue Project Youth evaluation The UB Food Lab team has a long-standing award winning community action research partnership with the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP), a local not-for-profit group that aims to build capacity of youth by engaging them in food systems transformation. The partnership, which began in 2002 with a graduate planning practicum taught … Continue reading Planning for Food and Health Equity