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About Megan Horst

Megan A. Horst’s (PhD) research expertise is in the relationship between planning and policy and food systems relocalization, sustainability, and justice. Dr. Horst received her doctoral degree in Urban Design and Planning Department at the University of Washington. In her dissertation, she examined how specific examples of planning in the Central Puget Sound region contribute to- or hinder- food systems transformation along the lines of food sovereignty. She utilizes qualitative methods, including observations, interviews and content analysis, as well as GIS analysis. At Portland State University, Dr. Horst focuses on land use planning issues, including those related to farmland and food lands. Recently, her focus has been on questions of property and ownership.


Present Assistant Professor, Portland State University Urban Studies and Planning


Articles (Peer-Reviewed & Academic) (5)

Reports & Professional Publications (5)

Dissertation (1)