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Samina Raja

Associate Professor- Architecture and Planning; Principal Investigator, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Dr. Samina Raja’s research program focuses on understanding the role of planning and policy in building sustainable food systems and healthy communities. In partnership with collaborators nationwide, Dr. Raja is currently directing Growing Food Connections, a comprehensive five-year initiative funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to build capacity of local governments to strengthen food systems. Publications include: “Food Environments, Built Environments, and Women’s BMI”; “The Critical Connection between Community Food Systems and Urban Planning”; “Transforming Food Environments, Building Healthy Communities.”

Related Resources

Planning the City of Good (and New) Neighbours: Refugees' Experiences of the Food Environment in Buffalo, New York
Food Environment, Built Environment, and Women's BMI: Evidence from Erie County, New York
Beyond Food Deserts: Measuring and Mapping Racial Disparities in Neighborhood Food Environments
Fruit Belt/Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Tax Increment Financing District