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Joe Nasr, Ph.D.

Title:

Course Instructor, Certificate Program in Food Security, G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

Email Address:

jnasr@ryerson.ca

Biography:

Joe Nasr is an independent scholar, lecturer and consultant based in Toronto who has been exploring urban agriculture and food security issues for a quarter century.  He holds a 1997 doctorate in urban and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania and has received several fellowships over the years.  As associate of the Centre for Studies in Food Security, he co-curated the traveling exhibit, book and website Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture (www.carrotcity.org), and coordinated the programming for the 2012 Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto.  Joe is co-founder of Toronto Urban Growers (www.torontourbangrowers.org) and member of the Toronto Food Policy Council (www.tfpc.to).  He is co-author or co-editor of four books and dozens of articles, including the seminal book Urban Agriculture (www.jacsmit.com/book.html); he is also co-editor of an Urban Agriculture Book Series (www.springer.com/series/11815).  Joe teaches regularly at Ryerson’s Chang School courses on urban agriculture and food security and has taught at a number of universities in several countries.

Selected Publications:

Nasr, J., Komisar, J. & Gorgolewski, MT.  (2009).  Designing for Food and Agriculture: Recent Explorations at Ryerson University. Open House International, 34(2).

Nasr, J.  (2005).  L’émergence des réseaux d’agriculture urbaine hors de l’Europe.  Cahiers de la multifonctionalité, 8:165-172.

Nasr, J., & Padilla, M. (Eds.).  (2004).  Interfaces: Agricultures et villes à l’Est et au Sud de la Méditerranée.  Beirut: Editions Delta and IFPO.

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