Amy Laura Cahn Advances Urban Agriculture

After Skadden Fellow Amy Laura Cahn helped mobilize 30-plus organizations into the Campaign for Healthier Food and Greener Spaces to restore urban agriculture in Philadelphia, City Councilman Brian O’Neill on Jan. 24 amended a bill that would have prohibited community gardening and market farming in commercial mixed-use areas. Amy Laura, who works for the Garden Justice Legal Initiative at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, has been featured by numerous media outlets for her work to advance urban agriculture, including The Philadelphia Inquirer (“Justice for the Gardens,” Jan. 19).

Amy Laura also was quoted in a Plan Philly article about a city councilman’s decision to withdraw the bills that would have allowed the construction of 722 rental units and 1,034 parking spaces on the floodplain next to a national wildlife refuge (“Councilman Johnson Says He’ll Withdraw Bills Korman Needs to Build 722 Apartments in Eastwick,” Nov. 20). Amy Laura represented a coalition of area residents and Friends of the Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in the matter.