Dr. Daniel Block of Chicago State University will give a talk on “Community Geography, Food Deserts, and the Power of Maps” on Tuesday, February 19 at 4:30 pm in the Petit Science Center, room 124.
Dr. Block is a professor of geography at Chicago State University and is the director of the Fred Blum Neighborhood Assistance Center. His research interests include inner-city food access issues. A selection of Dr. Block’s publications can be accessed through the University Library:
- Daniel, R. B. (2010). Taking food and agriculture studies to the streets: Community engagement, working across disciplines, and community change. Agriculture and Human Values, 27(4), 519-524.
- Daniel, R. B. (2009). Public health, cooperatives, local regulation, and the development of modern milk policy: The Chicago milkshed, 1900-1940. Journal of Historical Geography, 35(1), 128-153.
- Daniel, R. B., Thompson, M., Euken, J., Liquori, T., Fear, F., & Baldwin, S. (2008). Engagement for transformation: Value webs for local food system development. Agriculture and Human Values, 25(3), 379-388.
Dr. Block’s talk is sponsored by Gamma Theta Upsilon, the Department of Geosciences, Geosciences Club, the Community-Soil-Air-Water Initiative, the Honors College, the Office of Civic Engagement, and the Institute of Public Health.