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A Participatory, Transformational Approach to Urban Food Security Research

Abstract Contemporary urban food security in the US is influenced by complex, multidimensional, and multi-scale factors. However, most assessment methods and intervention efforts in food security research are: 1) narrowly focused on environmental factors (i.e. the presence or absence of quality food outlets), 2) divorced from the human dimension and, 3) ultimately disempower communities to affect change at the local level. New approaches are needed to capture the lived experiences and unique perspectives of people potentially most vulnerable to food insecurity, while also empowering people to become change agents in their lives and in the wider community. This thesis argues that sustainability problem solving frameworks such as transformational sust... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Talbot, Kathleen Lynn (Author) / Eakin, Hallie (Advisor) / Wiek, Arnim (Committee member) / Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Public health / Social research / community-based participatory research / concept mapping / food security / sketch mapping / transformational sustainability research
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 137 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Sustainability 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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