Urban Food Stories
The Urban Food Stories project was started by Professor Julian Agyeman and a group of students in his first Food Justice: Critical Approaches on Policy and Planning class in the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program at Tufts University who believe that storytelling has an important role in urban planning and food justice.
In the class, students discuss the importance of placemaking and storytelling as tools for food justice. This project began in 2013, in one Boston neighborhood, Dudley Street, where students interviewed community members about growing, cooking, and sharing food. In 2014, students worked in a different neighborhood, Everett, and after that, they have worked somewhere new each year, revealing exciting stories and sharing them through this website.