Research and Creative Projects

Kristen Cooney
Kristen Cooney

Kristen Cooney

Urban Forests and Their Potential to Combat Food Insecurity: Analyzing the Potential of Edible Street Trees in New York City

Project Description

This project analyzes the distribution of street trees in New York City with edible components and their alignment with areas of the city that are food insecure. The analysis considers both species proximity and the seasonality of materials available for harvest. In the process, the project seeks to improve our understandings of how urban greenspaces and their trees might help address urban food insecurity.

Department

Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor

Patrick Hurley