Nevin Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at The New School, where he teaches courses in urban food systems, environmental studies, environmental planning, and environmental policy analysis, including cross-disciplinary courses that connect the fields of urban policy, planning, and design. Dr. Cohen’s research focuses on the development of urban food policy, the use of urban space for food production, and planning for ecologically sound urban food systems. He has been involved in food policy development in New York City, and recently co-authored a study (Five Borough Farm: seeding the future of urban agriculture in New York City) to support and strengthen New York City’s urban agriculture system. Dr. Cohen is currently working on two book projects: a study of urban food policymaking in the United States and Canada, and an analysis of urban agriculture projects that focus on social justice goals. Dr. Cohen has a PhD in Urban Planning from Rutgers University, a master’s in City and Regional Planning from Berkeley, and a BA from Cornell.