His research explores the policies, governance systems, practices, and infrastructure to support socially just, healthy, ecologically resilient, and economically viable urban and regional food systems. Current projects include the design of a food environment equity dashboard for NYC (FEED-NY), research on food security interventions; and a study of the health and social justice effects of digital food provisioning. Dr. Cohen is co-author of Beyond the Kale: urban agriculture and social justice activism in New York City (University of GA Press), which examines the potential of urban farms and gardens to address racial, gender, and class oppression. Cohen has a PhD in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University, a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Berkeley, and a BA from Cornell.
PhD in Environmental Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
MCRP in City and Regional Planning from University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
BA in Economics from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Urban food policy, urban planning and public health, environmental health policy, urban agriculture