Community Nutrition Resilience in Greater Miami

Feeding Communities in the Face of Climate Change

  • Franziska Alesso-Bendisch

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies book series (PSCRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Franziska Alesso-Bendisch
    Pages 1-36
  3. Franziska Alesso-Bendisch
    Pages 75-110
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 159-218

About this book


"Franziska Alesso-Bendisch has taken into consideration three interrelated components – climate change, nutritional security, and community resilience – to emphasize the importance of the strengthening community nutrition resilience and how the planning and policy (re)configure to achieve SDGs by fulfilling human-wellbeing as well. Though the study is the focus in the context of a well-developed and an advanced economic and political system, the lacunas in the social system are well revealed. The theoretical and case analyses are important sources for the global spectrum."  

-Dr. agr. Sisira S. Withanachchi, International Consultant in Environmental Management and Food & Nutritional Governance, Senior Scientist in the University of Kassel, Germany

This book conceptualizes community nutrition resilience as a critical area that is currently lacking the attention it requires from both the public and private sectors. The book spotlights Greater Miami’s resilience efforts, both responding to slowly developing challenges such as immigration, environmental deterioration, and the wealth distribution gap, as well as sudden disasters such as hurricanes or flooding driven by climate change. Drawing on existing literature as well as interviews with professionals working in the field, the author makes recommendations on how to incorporate food systems into urban resilience planning, how to prioritize resilience on urban food agendas, and how to strengthen food system resilience through public, private, and third sector level engagement. She also highlights how the availability of and access to nutritious food impact the health, performance, and well-being of communities in the region, thus making a strong case for the prioritization of this growing issue.

Franziska Alesso-Bendisch, Ph.D., is a former corporate sustainability executive and management consultant, and has been working with resilient food value chains for over 17 years. Her experience in agricultural supply chains encompasses the entire sustainability complex and includes strategy, execution, and collaboration with stakeholders including NGOs, governmental organizations, farmers, and companies.


Food Security Food System Resilience Food System Resilience in Miami Climate Adaptation Resilience Resilient Food Systems Community Engagement Nutrition Resilience Resilience and Sustainability Climate Alliance Socio-Ecological Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Franziska Alesso-Bendisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Well Life VenturesMiami BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27450-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27451-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-8124
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-8132
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