Collective Approach to Complex Food System Issues, the Case of The Ohio State University

Julie M. Fox


Urban universities are uniquely positioned to make powerful and lasting contributions to the grand challenge of food security. To better understand the various dimensions related to the university’s role in food systems, this case study explores intentional linkages, significant developments, natural tensions, and emerging impacts at the Ohio State University. Discoveries from this analysis can guide urban university decision makers as they confront complex food system challenges. 


Food security, Sustainability, Engaged scholarship, University stewardship

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