Nevin Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at The New School, and Co-Chair of the Tishman Environment and Design Center, the University's interdisciplinary environmental research and education center.
His research and professional work focuses on urban food policy in the urban and peri-urban landscape. Nevin is currently working on two book projects: a study of urban food policymaking in the US and Canada, and an analysis of urban agriculture projects that focus on social justice goals.
He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University, a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, and a BA from Cornell.
Urban agriculture engages people in initiatives to strengthen and improve the social, ecological and economic well-being of their communities and, by extensions, the city as a whole.