New UW Seattle / UW Tacoma Course: Neighborhood Planning – Developing a Food System Plan for Eastside Tacoma

SPRING 2018

Advancing an Eastside Food Innovation District in Tacoma (3 credits)

This course is part of the UW Livable City Year: Tacoma and aims to engage Seattle and Tacoma campus students.

Register now for a unique, community-engaged learning experience! Contact your academic program advisor with questions about how the course will count toward your degree.

T URB 494 A, SLN 20352 (Tacoma campus students)

URBDP 598 N, SLN 21676 (Seattle campus students)

Healthy food. Longer lives. Jobs and business opportunities.

Studies have shown that a child raised on the Eastside of Tacoma is likely to live 7–12 years less than one raised in other parts of the city, and access to healthy food has been identified as a strong contributor to this disparity. Creating a local food economy will stimulate better access to healthy food as well as jobs and business opportunities. As part of UW Livable City Year: Tacoma, this course will engage students from both Seattle and Tacoma campuses and will identify a set of recommendations for advancing the objective of an Eastside Food Innovation District in Tacoma. The City has begun work on this project, but needs help understanding how to incentivize and recruit the types of businesses that make a difference in this area and how to ensure that a Food Innovation District can become self-sustaining and will improve the lives of people in this community. In this course, we will work directly with the City of Tacoma and spend significant time in the field. Please email conlin@speakeasy.net for more information.

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