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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

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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Q&A with Bill Niman on the True Cost of Food: Critical Control Points

Cattle rancher Bill Niman chats with CLF about animal welfare, slaughterhouses and regenerative agriculture.

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What do food service management companies think consumers care about?

Why do companies like Aramark and Sodexo advertise with words like “sustainable” and “local?”

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Q&A with Alessandro Demaio on the True Cost of Food: Climate Change, Hunger and Framing the Problem

Health communicator Alessandro Demaio chats with CLF about climate change, food systems and how to frame the solutions.

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CLF-Lerner Fellowships

Established in 2003, the goal of the Center for a Livable Future-Lerner Fellowship Program is to support doctoral students at the Johns Hopkins University.

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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.