Matthew R. Potteiger

Affiliated Faculty

Matthew Potteiger is an affiliated faculty member within the Falk College Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and a professor of landscape architecture at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY, Syracuse. The focus of his teaching, research, and community engagement is on the intersection of food and landscape – how the food we eat shapes the ecology, public spaces, and social life of our landscapes. His community-based food system studio at ESF has working with many local farmers, market managers, and other key stakeholders in the local food system. As a founding member of Syracuse Grows, he has been involved with local urban agriculture and food justice initiatives. He has studied food systems in cities in North America as well as Japan, Brazil, Italy, and the Czech Republic.


MLA, University of California, Berkeley, 1982

BSLA, Pennsylvania State University, 1978

Recent Publications

  • Weissman, Evan & Potteiger, Matthew. (2018). Collaboration and diverse stakeholder participation in food system planning: A case study from Central New York. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 35. 1-5. 10.1017/S1742170518000431.
  • Potteiger, Matthew. (2017). Scaling-Up: An Overview of Urban Agriculture in North America. 10.1007/978-4-431-56445-4_17.