Hudson Valley Food Hub Initiative

Lead PI: Professor Richard A. Plunz

Unit Affiliation: Urban Design Lab (UDL)

March 2012 - September 2013
North America ; Hudson Valley, NY ; New York
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Hudson Valley Food Hubs Initiative, supported by the New World Foundation, will begin in 2012 by documenting the region’s agricultural productivity and demand for local food. Additionally, the research project will identify strengths and infrastructure needs along the region’s food supply chain. An advisory committee of local stakeholders in various sectors, including farming, processing, distribution, food service, and retail, will guide the initiative and provide expertise to the research team.

OUTCOMES: At the conclusion of this feasibility analysis and consultation with advisors, Pattern will determine if the region would benefit from food hubs development and, if so, the features of food hubs that would be most beneficial to the region’s food system.


New World Foundation




Kubi Ackerman, Scott Andrews, Maria Paola Sutto


agriculture regional food shed urbanization food ecology and nutrition