This project is a three-year comparative Regional Foodshed Resilience practicum running in parallel in four cities, in partnership with local universities, experts, and practitioners. The practicum, an academically rigorous and hands-on research-driven curriculum for undergraduate students, will both require and generate collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships between Mumbai, Beijing, Rio, and New York City. In addition, this ambitious and critical study will create a valuable body of knowledge that will be applicable to other large and rapidly growing urban areas in the same regions, as well as a cohort of student leaders capable of working in interdisciplinary, global teams to tackle complex challenges.
This ambitious and critical study will create a valuable body of knowledge that will be applicable to other large and rapidly growing urban areas
Eugenia Manelyan: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Kubi Ackerman: The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Project Manager /Senior Research Coordinator