Rethinking Food Urbanism: Creating a More Nourishing, Equitable and Resilient Future


Join us for a lively discussion on how urban food systems can change for the better, and how architecture and urban design respond to the challenge. Our food systems are facing challenges from post-pandemic supply chain issues, a changing climate and rising conflicts. This panel explores how architecture and urban design can redesign our foodscapes to prioritize nutritious food. Hosted by Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC).

Learning objectives

After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how our food systems work, and the challenges facing our food systems today.
  • Explore spatial forms, typologies and case studies of food production, distribution, and consumption to improve food urbanism in the city.
  • Identify place-based interventions, policies and strategies to create inclusive, equitable, resilient and nutritious urban foodscape.
  • Explore how we can redesign foodscapes to prioritize healthy nutritious foods and invite healthy food choices in our cities.
  • Identify how urban food production and distribution practices can become more regenerative and sustainable by reducing waste, preserving natural resources, and reducing the carbon footprint.

This session was recorded live on September 29, 2022.



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  • Maria F. Balcazar Tellez

    Maria F. Balcazar Tellez

    MPP, MS

    Food Systems Consultant | Maria BT Consulting 

    Maria is a Food Systems expert working with foundations, nonprofits, and universities in their...
  • Marwah Garib, Assoc. AIA, AICP, WEDG

    Marwah Garib

    Assoc. AIA, AICP, WEDG

    Founder, Place+

    Marwah Garib is an urban designer and planner. Her research and practice investigate climate...
  • Candelaria Mas Pohmajevic

    Candelaria Mas Pohmajevic

    Urban Designer | Gehl

    Candelaria is an Urban Designer at Gehl where she oversees the design and management of people-...
  • Craig Verzone

    Craig Verzone


    Partner | Verzone Woods Architectes Sàrl

    Craig Verzone is co-founder of Verzone Woods Architectes, a collaborative multi- disciplinary...
  • Steve Wilson, AIA, AICP, LEED AP

    Steve Wilson


    Senior Associate, Gensler

    Steve Wilson is the 2022 Chair of the Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC). The RUDC is...