Robert Gottlieb is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is the author or co-author of eleven books, including: the newly released Food Justice (2010), Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (2007); The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City (2005); Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement — New and Revised Edition (2005); Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change (2001); and A Life of its Own: The Politics and Power of Water (1989). He has written for numerous other publications, including newspapers, magazines, academic journals, and on line blogs. He is the editor of two MIT Press series, Urban and Industrial Environments; and Food, Health, and Environment. A long-time activist and historian of social movements, Professor Gottlieb has been directly engaged in policy, program development and community action projects in such areas as food systems, transportation and land use, the urban environment, resource policy, and work and industry. Professor Gottlieb served as chair of the Los Angeles Food Policy Task Force.
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