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 offered in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability, studied community food insecurity and food inequity issues in Camden, NJ, with a focus on Waterfront South and Bergen Square neighborhoods. The studio collaborated with Camden-based nonprofits Invincible City, Heart of Camden, and Shalom Baptist Church, as well as Rowan University Community Planning + Visualization Lab. The team members delivered their final presentation to neighborhood residents and stakeholders. The purpose of this webpage is to share final outputs from this studio. 

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May 31, 2022

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

April 25, 2022

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

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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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