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Dr. Nathan McClintock to share research on urban agriculture at two upcoming seminars
Author: Jenny Keene
Posted: February 23, 2012

New Assistant Professor of Urban Studies & Planning, Nathan McClintock,will speak at two upcoming seminars:

February 27
6:00 p.m.
The New School, New York
2 W. 16th Street, Room D-1103
Urban Agriculture's Origins and Opportunities in Oakland: An Interdisciplinary and Participatory Approach

Dr. McClintock discusses his research on urban agriculture in Oakland, California, focusing on how he integrated a critical social science approach with participatory environmental science and planning research to both understand the origins of the urban agriculture movement in Oakland and to identify obstacles to its ability to scale up.

March 19
3:00 pm
Washington State University, Vancouver
Science Programs’ Seminar Series
Vancouver Engineering and Life Sciences (VELS) Room 012

Towards an interdisciplinary study of urban soils: Lead, loam, and land use in Oakland, California

In this presentation, I draw on research conducted in Oakland, California, to argue for a more interdisciplinary approach to understanding urban environmental change. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, this project unearths the relationship of soil lead (Pb) concentrations to biophysical and anthropogenic factors, revealing results that are useful to local urban agriculture groups, and that lend insights into questions of environmental justice, the long-term impact of land use planning on urban soils, and the development of integrated geographic methods. Proposed research in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region will also be discussed.