School Ambassador Profile: Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Founded in 1996, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future is an interdisciplinary academic center dedicated to conducting research, educating students from all walks of life, and taking action based on evidence. Based within the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center works with faculty, staff, and students throughout Johns Hopkins University to harness the expertise available in a wide range of disciplines and collaborations.
A leader in research, education, policy, and advocacy, the Center serves as a critical resource for advocates, policymakers, educators and students. Its core programs integrate research, policy, education and outreach in four areas as they relate specifically to public health: food production, food communities, food system sustainability, and food system policy. The Center’s work is driven by the certainty that we must understand the connections among all four program areas.
Some of the Center’s highlights from 2013 include the release of the CLF study, Industrial Food Animal Production in America: Examining the Impact of the Pew Commission’s Priority Recommendations, the development of a Food Policy Network with food policy council expert Mark Winne, continued work on a demonstration Aquaponics Project, advances in our Maryland Food System Map, and the creation of a Food System Sustainability Practicum for graduate students.