Seminar: Are We Giving Back? Perceptions of Urban Agriculture’s Role in Creating Community Capacity


Michael Finewood is a human geographer and political ecologist with research and teaching interests in environmental governance, water, climate change, and urban sustainability, with explicit attention to critical geographies and justice. He earned a PhD in Human Geography from the University of South Carolina, where he trained as a social scientist who works on human/environmental issues. Over his career Dr. Finewood’s interests have focused on environmental perception, expertise, and decision making, with a focus on water and society. He has conducted research on the social and ecological impacts of coastal development in South Carolina and sea level rise in Virginia. His current work centers on stormwater governance in Pittsburgh and the relationship between food production and climate change.

National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) 1 Park Place, Suite 300 Annapolis, MD 21401