What is the contribution of city-scale actions to the overall food system's environmental impacts? Assessing water, GHG, and land impacts of future urban food scenarios

Dana Boyer

University of Minnesota

Dana Boyer is pursuing a PhD researching urban food systems in the Center for Science Technology and Policy. She works as part of the Sustainable Cities Group, combining policy, engineering, and industrial to better understand the water, land energy, and greenhouse gas impacts of city food demand in Indian, US, and Chinese cities. Prior to Minnesota she received a Masters Degree (MPhil) in Engineering from the University of Cambridge studying at the Center for Sustainable Development. She has Bachelors Degrees in Environmental Engineering (BS) and German Studies (BA), minoring in Landscape Design, from the University of Connecticut. Beyond academia, she has worked on various engineering and development projects in Latin America, the US, UK and India.


Attention to the urban food system has grown substantially in recent years, with the food system referring to all activities that support the provision of food in society—including agricultural production, post-harvest... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Dana Boyer (University of Minnesota)
  2. Anu Ramaswami (University for Minnesota)

Topic Areas

• Industrial ecology in developing countries , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Sustainable urban systems


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