Urban Agricultural Law & Policy was offered for the first time last Fall semester, and the students enrolled conducted a semester-long study of urban agriculture in a city, neighborhood or metropolitan area of their choosing. They each conducted a high-level food system assessment, audited existing agricultural and food policies, identified areas for reform and advocacy, and proposed a food action plan that balanced the varied interests in their selected region.
Professor Civita was very impressed with the work of her students and arranged for selected projects to be posted publicly, with student permission. They are linked below. We hope that the assessments and policy proposals will inspire urban leaders around the country and across the globe.
An Oasis in a Food Desert: Revitalizing Food Production and Nutrition in the Salt River Valley
Urban Agriculture Law & Policy is offered again this Fall in the LL.M. Program, and we look forward to what interesting projects this year's class will develop.