The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York City's dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible.

On Wednesday, April 29th 2015, food systems expert Karen Karp, president of Karp Resources, and Robert LaValva, founder and president of the New Amsterdam Market, took the stage to discuss the relationship between food and cities and lay out some of the key issues that need to be explored in the coming year.