Rowan University Planning Studio 2022

Community perceptions of food insecurity and healthy food access

in Camden, NJ

In spring 2022, eight motivated students from the Planning Studio, offered by Rowan University's undergraduate and graduate planning programs, are studying community food insecurity and food inequity issues in Camden, NJ, with a focus on Waterfront South and Bergen Square neighborhoods. The studio is collaborating with Camden-based nonprofit Invincible City and Rowan University Community Planning + Visualization Lab. The final report will be presented to neighborhood residents and stakeholders. This webpage provides live updates on the project, different activities, and major findings and recommendations. The studio ends in early May, 2022.

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Partners

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Heart of Camden
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Sponsor

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Faculty Advisor

Mahbubur Meenar, Ph.D.

Geography, Planning, & Sustainability

School of Earth & Environment

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S T U D I O      M E M B E R S

Casey Bourke

Casey Bourke

Carson Eckhardt

Carson Eckhardt

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Madison_Edwards

Joshua Masucci

Joshua Masucci

Katrina McCarthy

Katrina McCarthy

Devon Nealer

Devon Nealer

Jason Pene

Jason Pene

Chris Tirri

Chris Tirri

Casey Bourke | Carson Eckhardt | Madison Edwards | Joshua Masucci | Katrina McCarthy | Devon Nealer | Jason Pene | Chris Tirri

F I N A L      P R E S E N T A T I O N

April 25, 2022

T H E     P R O C E S S

Surveys

Online and paper surveys

 

Focus groups

Two focus groups in Waterfront South and Bergen Square neighborhoods

Interviews

8-10 interviews of community stakeholders and leaders

Observations

Community food environment in Waterfront South and Bergen Square neighborhoods

F O C U S      G R O U P     1

Waterfront South neighborhood, March 7, 2022   |   Venue: Heart of Camden

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F O C U S      G R O U P     2

Bergen Square neighborhood, March 9, 2022   |   Venue: Shalom Baptist Church

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F O O D     E N V I R O N M E N T    S C A N

Waterfront South and Bergen Square neighborhoods, February, 2022