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Center for a Livable Future

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future—working toward a healthy, equitable, resilient food system from within the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.

Stories and Viewpoints

True Cost Accounting: Can We Put a Price Tag on Extraction and Exploitation?

Frameworks for quantifying the impact of the current food system models.

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For Climate Crisis and Malnutrition, Look at Diet Choice in Context

We must not prescribe a “one-size-fits-all,” Western-centric solution to the challenges of diet and climate.

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Dan O’Brien: Bison, Prairies and Climate Change

Bison rancher Dan O’Brien has ideas about how to restore the Great Plains—buffalo.

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Food Policy Councils: Is There a Best Structure?

FPCs of all organizational types are converging around similar concepts and sharing similar language to discuss the food system.

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MPH Concentration

Our first cohort of concentration students took place in the academic year 2017-2018, and in May, 2018, we celebrated their successful completion.

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Other Education Resources


A downloadable curriculum that provides high school teachers with lesson plans relating to food system issues.

Free Online Courses

“An Introduction to the US Food System: Perspectives from Public Health,” offered through the University’s partnership with Coursera.