Case Study Conference

September 22-23, 2022 The case study conference is the second major conference event in the seminar series.  Scholars and practitioners will present hands-on, practical, empirically rich case studies related to land value capture and community engagement. Students, faculty, and practitioners are invited to join the discussion. The case study conference will take place September 22-23, […]

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Case Study Mini-Workshop

January 2022 (virtual) The half-day case study mini-workshop provides training in case study design. It seeks to ensure that the group of case study authors conceptualizes the organization, format, and depth of case study content similarly and engages the group in working together to create a rich set of case studies that they will present […]

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References

Birch, E. L. 2012. Cities, people, and processes as planning case studies, in Crane, R. and R. Weber (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning, Oxford University Press. Caldeira, T. P. R. 2017. Peripheral urbanization: Autoconstruction, transversal logics, and politics in cities of the global south. Environment and Planning D – Society and Space, 35(1), pp. 3-20. […]

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on People, Pantries and Practices in the Emergency Food System

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the emergency food system, challenging a system that was already operating with few resources. Food pantries developed strategies to meet surging need while navigating COVID-19 safety challenges and dramatic shifts in food supply. This report investigates how a set of food pantries in Metuchen and Edison, […]

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The Center’s December 2020 Newsletter discusses our latest research, and celebrates the achievements of our Voorhees Fellow Alumni, and Faculty affiliates! December 2020 Newsletter

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Volunteer Food Brief

Volunteers are an essential part of many food pantry operations. They often do a variety of tasks including collecting, organizing, and distributing food. Managing volunteers is challenging.  Organizations often struggle with high turnover, continual training, and language barriers between volunteers and clients. The 2019-2020 Ralph W. Voorhees Fellows examined the role of volunteers in pantry […]

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Technology Use in Food Pantries

Food banks and pantries are increasingly turning to technology such as GPS tracking, logistics software, and database management to manage food inventories, client records, and governmental reporting. The 2019-2020 Ralph W. Voorhees Fellows identified a set of digital technologies that food pantries use today.  Read the Food Brief

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