Feeding Cities in the Global South: Challenges and Opportunities for Action in Cartagena

An aerial view of a marketplace by the water in Colombia.

An aerial shot of the Mercado de Bazurto in Cartagena, Colombia. (Image courtesy of Virginia Flores. Used with permission.)

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MIT Course Number

11.975

As Taught In

Fall 2009

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

The purpose of this seminar is to provide a context for understanding the challenges of urban food provisioning from a perspective of sustainability and social inclusion in cities of the global South. The seminar will be specifically geared towards preparing students for direct participation in urban markets and food policy project intervention in Cartagena, Colombia. 

To learn more about the Cartagena Practicum, visit the class website.

Guarín, Alejandro, Edgar Blanco, Ralph Gakenheimer, Martha Bonilla, and Alexa Mills. 11.975 Feeding Cities in the Global South: Challenges and Opportunities for Action in Cartagena, Fall 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-975-feeding-cities-in-the-global-south-challenges-and-opportunities-for-action-in-cartagena-fall-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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