Robert Gottlieb is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute. He is the author and co-author of twelve books, including Food Justice with UEPI staff member Anupama Joshi (MIT Press, 2010), Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (MIT Press, 2007) The Next Los Angeles: The struggle for a Livable City with UEPI faculty and staff Mark Vallianatos, Regina Freer and Peter Dreier (UC Press 2006); Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement (Island Press, 1993); and Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change (MIT Press, 2001). He is also the editor of two MIT Press series, "Urban and Industrial Environments" and "Food, Health, and Environment." Professor Gottlieb co-chairs the Occidental College Civic Engagement Initiative and has had a long history in researching and participating in social movements.
Food Justice (with Anupama Joshi) (2010)
In today's food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets...
In Environmentalism Unbound, Robert Gottlieb proposes a new strategy for social and environmental change that...
Farm to Schools: Promoting Urban Health, Combating Sprawl, and Advancing Community Food Systems (with Anupama Joshi), Breakthrough: Stories and Strategies for Building Sustainable Metropolitan Communities (2009)
Re-Envisioning the Los Angeles River: An NGO and Academic Institute Influence the Policy Discourse (with Andrea Misako Azuma), Golden Gate University Law Review (2011)
During the past decade, the L.A. River has become a subject of intense re-examination, a...
Food Access, Availability, and Affordability in 3 Los Angeles Communities, Project CAFE, 2004-2006 (with Andrea Misako Azuma, Susan Gilliland, and Mark Vallianatos), UEP Faculty Scholarship (2010)
Racial/ethnic minority communities are at increasingly high risk for chronic diseases related to obesity....
Farm to Schools: Promoting Urban Health, Combating Sprawl, and Advancing Community Food Systems (with Mark Vallianatos and Anupama Joshi), UEP Faculty Scholarship (2009)
A Just Route to a Green LA County (with Andrea Azuma), UEP Faculty Scholarship (2007)
General Interest Articles
Believe It or Not, L.A. Was Almost Our Greenest City, UEP Faculty Scholarship (2008)
Building Food Justice in Los Angeles Through Community-Based Participatory Research (with Andrea Misako Azuma and Susan Gilliland), UEP Faculty Scholarship (2006)
The social and built environments affect food consumption patterns that influence public health. Overweight is...
Soda Bans, Farm-to-School, and Fast Food in Hospitals: An Agenda for Action (with Amanda Shaffer), UEP Faculty Scholarship (2002)
Connecting the Parks to the Community and the Community to the Parks (with Andrea M. Azuma, Mark Vallianatos, Jessica K. Gudmundson, Amanda L. Shaffer, and Peter Dreier), UEP Faculty Scholarship (2006)
Community Food Security: Policies for a More Sustainable Food System in the Context of the 1995 Farm Bill and Beyond (with Andrew Fisher), The Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies (1995)
During the 1985 and 1990 Farm Bill debates, a movement emerged that sought to incorporate...