New York City can invest in neighborhood infrastructure and community-based efforts to support a thriving food system.
Through this research, the Fellows developed a series of resources designed to help government agencies, community leaders, and designers invest in better-connected neighborhood food infrastructure.
The Food-Forward Neighborhood
Our illustration envisions the food-forward neighborhood of New York City’s future — with connections between residential neighborhoods, commercial corridors, industrial zones, and regional farms.
Our system briefings take a deep dive on eight key parts of our food system from bodegas to community gardens, with observations, local case studies, and recommendations.
Food-Forward Assessment Tool
Our assessment tool aims to help city leaders, local advocates, and others build community decision-making power and ownership of the food system.
Authors: Ellen Abraham, Kiffa Brathwaite, Charmaine Browne, Timothy Duschenes, Olivia Flynn, Genea Foster, Rae Gomes, April Hurley, Nausher Khan, Cristina Lee, Alexis Luna, Diana Malone, Ezra Moser, Chit Yee Ng, Fernando Ortiz-Baez, Catherine Ponte, Joy Resor, Ciara Sidell, Kelvin Taitt, Despo Thoma, Will Thomson, Kimberly J. Vallejo, Alejandro Vazquez
Editors: Katherine Sacco, Natalie Greaves-Peters
Design: Partner & Partners
Photos: Forefront Fellows, Urban Design Forum, and Samuel Lahoz
Illustration Graphic Direction: Olivia Flynn, Despo Thoma