Dr. Bryce Lowery, an associate professor with the Regional + City Planning Division, recently delivered the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Tulsa Food Security Council. The Tulsa Food Security Council is a non-governmental organization that promotes community-wide collaboration to provide access to healthy food for everyone. It does this by advocating for policy change, bringing awareness, building community connectivity, and fostering sustainable entrepreneurial opportunities around food systems.  

Dr. Lowery’s talk, titled “Thinking About Policies to Improve Access to Sources of Healthy Food in Tulsa” was part of a week-long symposium focused on ongoing efforts to enhance the local, regional, and statewide food systems in Oklahoma.  

In his talk, he offered a set of potential ways land use policies and food systems interventions might be adapted to address historical trends in food insecurity that disproportionately impact low-income, non-white communities.  

To watch Dr. Lowery’s talk, click here