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Food Environment Atlas, an interactive map of the U.S. concerning food issues statistics

HealthLandscape, an interactive map atlas for healthcare providers, payers, policy makers, and community planners.

Philadelphia Local Food Network

Grocery List Collection. This person collects grocery lists sent in to him and posts them on his website. He accepts any grocery list made or found, hilarious lists encouraged. http://keaggy.com/grocerylists/

Stirling University, Institute of Retail Studies

American Cancer Society

http://www.acnielsen.com/services/ (a site regarding different links with customer research - Derek Mason )

http://www.acnielsen.com/news/american/us/2002/20020506.htm (This site is for ACNielsen American customer behavior - Derek Mason )

http://www.groceryheadquarters.com/index.cfm (This is a site for grocery companies and info regarding the industry - Derek Mason )

http://industry.java.sun.com/javanews/stories/story2/0,1072,10157,00.html (Safeway and IBM today unveiled the world’s first personalized remote shopping service that lets customers use hand-held devices to build and submit grocery orders in advance - revolutionizing food shopping for the millennium. - Milind Surve)

http://www.shoppingcartabuse.com/ (a site devoted to the horrors of shopping cart abuse - seriously? - Jay Blackburn)

Myers, George C. 1997. Emerging Demographic Changes in an Ageing World: an Overview. Center for Demographic Studies, USA. available from http://www.cas.flinders.edu.au/iag/proceedings/proc0025.htm

NASA. 2002. History of Food in Space. available from http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/astronauts/food-history.html


Lost in the Food Desert from The Cinncinati Enquirer

Food Incubators Produces Jobs, Food Security: a EcoWatch Column by Megan Quinn Bachman

Walgreens Tackles Food Deserts: Several Walgreens locations in Chicago have started offering fresh produce, in part because of a market analysis based on Mari Gallagher’s 2006 study on food deserts in that city. New York Times Magazine 11/12/2010

Price Hill Food Access Project student PowerPoint presentation for DAAP School of Planning course GIS Project Formulation and Management, Spring 2008.

Collins, Glenn. 1995. Shopping Purgatory, or Paradise; Northeast’s Supermarket Outclassed by Sub Belt’s. The New York Times. April 25, 2002. Internet. Available from http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/printdoc; accessed September 29, 2002

Donker, Peter P. 1996. Chain Reaction: Grocery Business is on the Move to Meet Competition in Central Massachusetts. Telegram and Gazette. Worcester, Massachusetts: May 12

Duenwald, Mary. 2002. Good Health Linked to Grocer. The New York Times, November 12

Eisenhauer, Elizabeth, 2001. In poor health: Supermarket Redlining and Urban Nutrition. Geojournal 53 (March): 125-133

Eisenhauer, Elizabeth. 2001. In poor health: Supermarket redlining and urban nutrition. Department of Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo, Amherst, New York

Engineering News Record. 1997. Rebuilding Inner Cities Must Makes Economic Sense.New York: December 1

The Food Trust. 2002. Food for Every Child: The Need for More Supermarkets in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA

Russell, F. P. (1994): Battery Park City: an American dream of urbanism, in: Design Review: Challenging Urban Aesthetic Control. Scheer, B.C., W. Prieser (eds.), New York.

Franklin, Andrew W., and Cotterill, Ronald W. 1993. An Analysis of Local Market Concentration Levels and Trends in the U.S. Grocery Retailing Industry (part 01). Connecticut: Food Marketing Policy Center

Franklin, Andrew W., and Cotterill, Ronald W. 1993. An Analysis of Local Market Concentration Levels and Trends in the U.S. Grocery Retailing Industry (part 02). Connecticut: Food Marketing Policy Center

Gary, Michael. 1995. Back to the Cities. Progressive Grocer. (September)

Hays, Constance L. 1994. Congested, Expensive. Out of Date. The New York Times. May 29 Internet. Available from http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/printdoc; accessed September 29, 2002

Herbert, R.J., and Johnston, R.J.1980. Geography and the Urban Environment: Progress in Research and Applications. Chichester: John Willey and Sons (Available in studio)

Johnson, Bill. 1995. Editorial Notebook: Detroit Hungry for More Black Owned Supermarkets. Detroit News. Detroit, Michigan: 1995

Milbank. Dana. 1992. Doing Business in the Inner City--Doing Well: Finast Finds Challenges and Surprising Profits in Urban Supermarkets - Higher Sales Volume Offsets Higher Costs; Creativity and Local Outreach Help - Installing Calculatos on Carts. Wall Street Journal. New York: June 8

Park, Schiller. 1994. An Action Agenda for Urban Inner City Economic Development. Economic Development Review. (Summer): 4-14. Available from: http://proquest.umi.com accessed on September 29, 2002

Pyatt Jr, Rudolph A. 1995. Models of Commitment to Feed a Neighborhood Demand. The Washington Post, May 22. Available from http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/printdoc; accessed September 29, 2002

Rowan, Carl. 1995. Food Store Gap Separates Inner City, Suburbs. Chicago Sun-Times. July 2 Internet. Available from http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/printdoc; accessed September 29, 2002

Turque, B., and Rosenberg, D. 1992. Where the food isn’t. Newsweek. February 24. Available from http://plinks.epnet.com/delivery.asp?tb=1&_ug=dbs+11+ln+en+us+sid+AA277850-96E0-4; accessed September 29, 2002

Porter, Michael E., 1997. Economic Development Quarterly, February. (11-17) available from http://home.furb.br/wilhelm/COMPETIV/Porter_Sistemico.doc , accessed on January 11, 2003


The Hot Spot For Organic Food from The New York Times

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?, a 2011 New York Times article that explores the barriers to healthy eating.

Walkability and Obesity in the Contiguous 48 U.S. States, a map by Master of Community Planning student Juliana Silveira.

Healthy employees: A competitive advantage, a 2002 feature article from ISHN about implementing a Total Health Strategy (THS) to ensure that all employees are active participants in wellness programs, resulting in healthier workers.

The Future Costs of Obesity: National and State Estimates of the Impact of Obesity on Direct Health Care Expenses, 2009.

Health Care Savings Could Start in the Cafeteria New York Times, November 28, 2009. An examination of health benefits of providing better foods in the workplace. Explores whether employers can see the benefits of lower healthcare costs by spending more in the cafeteria.

Ashton, Linda. 2002. Organic vs Nonorganic: Never the Twain Shall Meet. The Cincinnati Post. 21 November. Available from http://www.cincypost.com/2002/11/21/organ112102.html; accessed on January 6, 2003

Broward County Florida. 2002. Lesson 2: Nutrients and Food Label Facts. Florida. Available from http://www.co.broward.fl.us/agi03900.htm. Accessed on October 12, 2002

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, The United States Department of Agriculture. 2002. How Much are you Eating? Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Washington D.C.: The United States Department of Agriculture.

Curtis, Karen A, and McClellan, Stephanie. 1995. Falling Through The Safety Net: Poverty, Food Assistance and Shopping Constraints in an American City. Urban Anthropology. Vol.24 (1-2). (available in the studio)

www.centralpark.org.2002."Give Use Your Tired, Your Hungry, Your Couch Bound.." available from http://www.centralpark.org/jmoore/Orderin.html

Fox, Robin. 2002. Food and Eating: An Anthropological Perspective. Available from http://www.sirc.org/publik/food_and_eating_8.html

Gary, Michael. 1995. Back to the Cities. Progressive Grocer. New York: (September): 74. Gordon, Jay, Dr. 2002. The Top 10 Feeding Questions Parents Ask. Available from http://www.drjaygordon.com/nutrition/goodfood/topten03.htm; accessed on October 12, 2002.

Hamilton, Hal. 2002. Three Scenarios for the Future of America’s Food. Hamilton, Hal. 2002. Three Scenarios for the Future of America’s Food. Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures. (Summer). Available from http://www.mindfully.org/Food/Future-Of-Arnericas-Food.htm. Accessed on October 13, 2002

Healthy Canada. 2002. Canada’s Food Guides from 1942 to 1992. Canada: Health Canada. Available from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpfb-dgpsa/onpp-bppn/food_guide_history_entire_e.html. Accessed on October 12, 2002.

Krafts Food. 2002. Newsroom: Kraft Foods Spotlights More Than 50 New Products at FMI. Available from http://www.kraft.com/newsroom/0415a2002.html. Accessed on October 12, 2002.

Liebman, Bonnie. Plants for Supper? 10 Reasons to Eat More Like Vegetarian. Nutrition Action: Center for Science in the Public Interest. Available from http://www.cspinet.org/nah/10veggie.html. Accessed on October 12, 2002.

Myers, George C. 1997. Ageing Beyond 2000: One World One Future. 1997 World Congress of Gerontology. North Carolina: Center for Demographic Studies, Duke University. Available on http://www.cas.flinders.edu.au/iag/proceedings/proc0025.htm

Oldways, 2003. Celebrating its Successes, Designing Its Future: The Mediteranian Diet Pyramid. Boston: Oldways. Available from: http://www.oldwayspt.org/pyramids/med/p_med.html. Accessed on October 12, 2002

Painter, James.PhD, Rah, Jee-Hyun, BS., Lee Yeon Kyung, PhD.2002. Comparison of international food guide pictorial representations. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. (April): 483-489. Available from http://www.face.edu/cms/lib04/ca01000848/centricity/domain/189/pictorials_nutrition_guides.pdf.

Rubin, Robert E. 1995. The Competitive Advantage of the Inner City. Harvard Business Review. July 1995.

Slama, Jim. 2002. The Future of Food is Sustainable and Organic: Regional, fair-trade organic farms and products are on the rise. Conscious Choice. (March). Available from http://www.iatp.org/news/the-future-of-food-is-sustainable-and-organic. Accessed on October 13, 2002.

The United States Department of Agriculture. 2002. The Food Guide Pyramid: A Guide to Daily Food Choices. Available from http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/archived_projects/FGPPamphlet.pdf. Accessed on October 12, 2002.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2002. Choose a Diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Available from http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2000/document/choose.htm , accessed on January 11, 2003.

The United States Department of Agriculture. 2002. Team Nutrition. available from http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/

Walker, Colin. 2002. Nutrition Secret Comes Out of the Dark. Odyssey Article. https://web.archive.org/web/20041001063048/http://wwwcomm.murdoch.edu.au/webster/A26.html; accessed on October 12, 2002.


Ovens on Feet Beckon Germans to Bratwurst, a New York Times article from 2009 about public sausage vending in Germany

Beinart, Peter. 1998. A Supermarket. The New Republic. Washington: December 7

Bookout, Lloyd W. 1993. Inner City Retail Opportunities. Urban Land. (May): 16 - 19.

Community Nutrition Institute, The Costumer Division. 1982. Food Marketing Alternatives for the Inner City. Washington, D.C.: Community Nutrition Institute

Dawson, John A, and Lord, J. Dennis. 1985. Shopping Centre Development: Policies and Prospects. New York: Nichols Publishing Company. (available in DAAP library)

D’Souza, Patricia., Silcoff, Sean. 1999. On Special This Week: Supermarkets. Canadian Business. Toronto: December 24.

Engineering News Records, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 1997. Rebuilding Inner Cities Must Make Economic Sense. New York: December 1

Farmington Foods. 2002. Neighborhood Markets. Availabe from www.supermarket.com (on how Wal-mart has downsized to fit into denser urban settings)

King, Angela G. 1995. Retailers return to the city/Merchants’ land of opportunity. USA TODAY, February 20. Available from http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/printdoc; accessed September 29, 2002

O’Conner, James J, and Abell, Barbara. 1992. Succesful Supermarkets in Low-Income Inner Cities. Virginia: USDA National Agricultural Library

Opta Food Ingredients.Inc. Industry Trends: The Future of Food. Available from https://web.archive.org/web/20050330085643/http://www.opta-food.com/trends/2trends.html, accessed on January 11, 2003. ___. Product Portfolio. available from http://www.opta-food.com/optafoods/3o-prdts.html

Penny, Lunt. 1993. What makes a supermarket bank branch work? American Bankers Association Journal, April. Available from: http://proquest.umi.com accessed September 29, 2002

Pressler, Margaret Webb. 1995. Hungry for More; Area Grocery Stores, Intent on Greater Market Share, Are Expanding and Focusing on Specialties. The Washington Post, June 12 Internet. Available from http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/printdoc; accessed September 29, 2002

Rogan, Bernard J., D Amour, Donald H, et.al. 1996. Chain Reaction: Grocery Business is on the Move to Meet Competition in Central Massachusetts. Telegram and Gazette. Worchester, Massachusetts. May 12

Silcoff, Sean. 1998. Does a Distinct Society Need Distinct Groceries? Canadian Business. Toronto: January 24

Stegman, Michael A; Turner, Margery Austin. 1996. The future of urban America in the global economy. Journal of the American Planning Association. Chicago: American Planning Association. (Spring): 157-168

Thomson, Kerry. 1998. Independent Grocers Depend on Innovation. Missoulian. Missoula: December 27

The United States Department of Agriculture. 1998. Linking Consumers and Producers. Washington D.C.: Agriculture Fact Book 98. Available from http://www.usda.gov/documents/factbook1998.pdf. Accessed on October 12, 2002

University of Michigan, Department of English. 2002. Rules of Dining in 18th Century England. Michigan: University of Michigan. Available from http://www.umich.edu/~ece/student_projects/food/rules.htm. Accessed on October 12, 2002

Ursin, Cheryl. 2000. Future Perfect? Restaurant USA. (December). Available from https://web.archive.org/web/20081201001017/http://www.restaurant.org/rusa/magArticle.cfm?ArticleID=77. Accessed on October 12, 2002.

Wood, Roy. 2002. It’s a Jungle Out There. The Cincinnati Post. November 28. Available from https://web.archive.org/web/20050428165731/http://www.cincypost.com/2002/11/28/junglejim11-28-2002.html; accessed on January 1, 2002.


Alexander, Christopher. 1977. Pattern Language: 88: Street Cafe. Oxford University Press.

Bright, Martin. 1995. Shopping: The Cost of Convenience While Supermarkets have cut the Cost of Our Food, there is a Price to pay in terms of Damage to the Environment. The Guardian Education Page. March 14. Available from: http://proquest.umi.com


Ramsey: Struggling to Feed Kids Right, from The Enquirer

Tinker, Irene. Women, The Family, and Policy: A Global Perspective. Chapter 7: The Urban Street Food Trade: Regional Variations of Women's Involvement.

Mary, Douglas.1975. Deciphering a Meal, in Implicit Meanings: Essays in Anthropology. Routledge and Kogan Paul, London.

Farb, Peter and George Armelagos. 1980. Meal as a Metaphor. in Consuming Passions, The Anthropology of Eating. Houghton Mifflin Company.

Parham, Susan. 2003. Urban Food Markets and the Gastronomic Quarter. In The Planned City? ISUF International Conference edited by Attilio Petruccioli, Michele Stella, and Giuseppa Strappa. Volume III Uniongrafica Corcelli Editrice, Bari, Italy. pp. 1176-1181.

Administration on Aging: Aging to the21st Century. Demographic Changes. Available from http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/future_growth/aging21/demography.aspx

Crawford, Margret, 1992, "The World in a Shopping Mall", Variations on a Theme Park

Davis, Micheal, 1992 "Fortress Los Angeles" Panopticon Mall, Variations on a Theme Park

Flaccus, Gillian. 2002. Roofs Grow Green in Ore. The Cincinnati Post, Friday, December 6

Fox, Robin. 2002. Food and Eating: An Anthropological Perspective. Oxford: Social Issues Research Center. Available from http://www.sirc.org/publik/food_and_eating_8.html. Accessed on October 13, 2002.

Hill, Alma E. 1998. Family Page: Places to go With Kids Your Dekalb Farmers Market: Global Grocery Stores Offers Taste of World. The Atlanta Journal of the Atlanta Constitutions. Atlanta, GA: December 19

Home, Liftoff. 2002. Exploration, Exploration: History of Food in Space. Available from http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/astronauts/food-history.html

Pine, Joseph and James H. Gilmore The experience economy work is theatre & every business a stage [computer file] : http://uclid.uc.edu/search~S39?/Xwork+is+theatre+&searchscope=39&SORT=D/Xwork+is+theatre+&searchscope=39&SORT=D&SUBKEY=work+is+theatre+/1%2C256%2C256%2CB/frameset&FF=Xwork+is+theatre+&searchscope=39&SORT=D&2%2C2%2C

Leong, Sze Tsung, "Gruen Urbanism" , Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping

Muwakkil, Salim. 2000. Food Pyramid Scheme. Alternet. Available from http://www.alternet.org/story/9412/food_pyramid_scheme; accessed on October 12, 2002

McMorrough, John, 2001, "Good Intentions" Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping

Razin, Assaf. Notes on Demographic Changes and the Welfare State.

Silcoff, Sean. Does a Distinct Society Need Distinct Groceries? Canadian Business. Toronto: December 14.

The College of WIlliam Mary. 2001. What Shall I Cook Tonight. Available from https://web.archive.org/web/20050713091053/http://fsweb.wm.edu/amst370/2001/sp2/foodadvertisements.html; accessed on Januar 11, 2003

Yang, Sarah. 1998. California and the West; Town Helps Save Store That’s Heartbeat of Community; Lifestyle: Afraid of Losing their gathering place, people in Marin County hamlet lend buyer half the money she needs to close deal. The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles California: December

Quit Day. Food Safety & Tobacco Use: Puttong Food On America's Tables


Tunnel Vision Hoops Enhances Urban Agriculture, an article from EcoWatch Journal

The secret mall gardens of Cleveland, a Grist blog article from 2010 about a shopping mall in Cleveland that has started using its center atrium as a greenhouse.

Flaccus, Gillian. 2002. Roofs Grow Green in Oregon. The Cincinnati Post. 6 December, 26A


Kroger Company. Corporate News and Info: History. 2002. Available from http://www.thekrogerco.com/about-kroger/history-of-kroger; accessed on October 12, 2002

Mayo, James M. 1993. Chapter 6: The Grocery Store Parade. The American grocery store: the business evolution of an architectural space. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.


The Urban Land Institute. 1985. Community Builders Handbook Series: Shopping Center Development Handbook: Second Edition. Washington, D.C: the Urban Land Instute. (available in DAAP library)


Community Food Security Assessment USDA

Common sources of Data for Community Food Assessments

The Food Pipeline


A Simple Fix for Farming, a 2013 article from The New York Times, an article from The New York Times

Fruits Activists: Tasty, and Subversive, Too, a 2013 article from The New York Times about a fruit park in Los Angeles, part of a growing "fruit activist" movement, a variation on a theme of urban agriculture.

Rent-a-Plot: Germany’s Garden Ghettos, a 2006 article from Spiegel Online International about Schrebergartens in Germany.

Field Report:Plowshares - Crop Mob’s Barn Raising for the Facebook Generation, an article about the Crop Mob phenomenon. From New York Times February 28, 2010 pages 22-23.

Raise a Glass: A Toast to the Passionate, If Unlikely, Vintners Found West of I-75, a November 2008 article in Cincinnati Magazine about wine producers on Cincinnati’s West Side.

Farming on the Edge

Conservation Options Conneticut Farmland

Food and Agriculture 1: Kentucky Farms and Foods

Food and Agriculture 2: Consumer Trends and Opportunities

New Jersey Farmland

Developers Find True Cash Flow. Cincinnati Enquirer. Sunday April 4, 2004.

Institute for Agricultural Trade Policy


City of Cincinnati's Motion.

Why a Big Mac Costs Less Than a Salad, The New York Times, March 9, 2010.

Barry, Dan. About New York: Vending Rules Put Sidewalks in a Muddle. The New York Times, Saturday, October 11, 2003

Cincinnati Municipal Code Chapter 839 PEDDLERS AND ITINERANT VENDORS

Cincinnati Municipal Code Chapter 845 MARKETS

Ellickson. Robert C. Controlling Chronic Misconduct in City Space of Panhandlers, Skid Rows, and Public-Space Zoning. The Yale Law Journal Vol.105:1165-1248
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