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Alfonso Morales

Professor

College of Letters & Science | Urban & Regional Planning

Alfonso Morales, PhD (Northwestern), is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning (College of Letters and Sciences) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is originally from rural New Mexico with roots in family farming there and in West Texas. He has established a nationally and internationally recognized and policy-relevant program of research on street vendors and marketplaces that has described the organization and consequences of marketplace processes historically and across populations. He has extensive experience with students in community-based outreach and research.

Talks:

  • What roles do marketplaces play in society? Have those changed historically? How do marketplaces, farmers markets, flea markets, festivals serve to connect society? This lecture reviews the history of marketplaces around the world, in the U.S. and in Wisconsin.

  • What roles do marketplaces play in Wisconsin? This lecture describes the work of the Metrics and Indicators for Impact project at the UW-Madison. We should know how to work with market managers around the state in supporting them in understanding their marketplace and better communicating with  their partners and stakeholders.

  • How do farmers market managers make decisions and how do they know that they are making the best decision they can under the circumstances? This lecture describes the work of the Metrics and Indicators for Impact project at the UW-Madison. We should how to work with market managers around the state in supporting them in understanding their marketplace and better communicating with their partners and stakeholders.

  • What is the history of moving food around the world and what has been the role of farmers markets, terminal markets, festivals and the like in that history? What is the current situation and what might we expect going forward? This lecture reviews this history, policy and law, and shows listeners the many implications of what we DO NOT see in the food system.

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