How Columbia University May Play a Role in the “Food Gentrification” of West Harlem

Since the 1980s, West Harlem has been experiencing rapid gentrification. Columbia University may be contributing to the community’s changes, especially to its food landscape.

The Impact of Food on Economic Development

Dalton Barker of Crain’s Chicago Business and Walter Burnett Jr, Alderman of Chicago’s 27th Ward discuss the effect of expensive but high quality restaurants opening in previously underserved neighborhoods.

When Urban Agriculture and Food Justice Are at Odds: Antonio Roman-Alcalá and Erin Havens on AB 551

AB551, a bill designed to support urban agriculture across California, was passed with the hopes that it would also work towards food justice. Food First’s Antonio Roman-Alcalá and Erin Havens think it might be doing otherwise.