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Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need

neighborhood. Th ese reports were followed by the 2010 release also by Stringer of FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System , which emerged from the “NYC Food and Climate Summit,” held at New York University in December 2009. 3 Th is report is meant to build on Food in the Public Interest and uses a more explicit 144 Chapter 7 environmental framing to emphasize many of the same policy recommenda- tions. Th is time the call to action involves climate change, population growth, greenhouse gas emissions, and asthma, but supporting local and regional food

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movement to effect change” (Stringer 2009, 12). And it made a normative call for attention to the underserved, marginalized, and low-income residents. A second conference focusing on the links between the food system and cli- mate change (“Food and Climate Summit”) was held at New York University in December 2009. This event was organized in concert with the United Nations’ Copenhagen climate talks, involved video feeds and live tweeting from the global meeting, and engaged quite a few rural/upstate farmers in the discussion. This, too, was followed by a Stringer

-private partnership is the central institutional arrangement in the forestry case, then complex and loose coalitions are the sig- nature of the urban agriculture case. Coalitions involve an alliance of organi- zations and individuals working toward a common end or set of ends. These coalitions vary in their emphasis and composition. Some are catalyzed by formal gatherings and planning efforts led by public officials. Stringer helped to trigger coalitions through his leadership in organizing the “Politics of Food” conference at Columbia University and the “Food and Climate