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Growing a Local Food Commons

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00pm

Food Commons is a regional food system model that combines financing, a food trust, and community corporation to connect local farmers, producers and suppliers. Atlanta, one of two national prototypes, focuses on the neighborhood scale and communities in Southwest Atlanta with the greatest need for food access. The effort also links large-scale planning to food.


CM | 1.25

Funding Corridor Revitalization

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00pm

Unattractive parking lots and declining retail storefronts line the Hull Street corridor in Richmond, Va. Yet the street also supports a vibrant, diverse community of schools, homes, and businesses. Learn how Richmond secured three different federal grants at the same time to fund the local La Plaza farmers market and other projects that will help revitalize a key 4.7-mile stretch of Hull Street.


CM | 1.25

Transforming Blight with Food and Partnerships

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:30pm

Once a blighted block, San Francisco’s Mercado Plaza now plays host to local artisans, an after-school program, and an outdoor market that celebrates the diversity of the city’s Mission District. Learn how street food, farmers markets, and public events can change a space while serving community needs.


CM | 1.25

Urban Agriculture in Metro Atlanta

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00am

The Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI) works to create a more sustainable food system through networking, planning and policy development. Hop on board for a day of visits to community gardens, farmers markets, and other local agricultural resources. You’ll get food for thought about how urban agriculture can reclaim underutilized spaces, open up access to fresh food, provide skills and job training, spur economic development, and revitalize communities. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking. Includes lunch.


CM | 5.0

Regulating Temporary Summer Uses

2008 Adobe PDF
This PAS Essential Info Packet contains sample regulations, guidebooks, and permit applications for many types of summer temporary uses, from flea markets to sidewalk vendors, to help planners ensure that summer festivities don't turn into neighborhood nuisances.


Ethics in Planning

2008 Streaming Media
Explore on-the-job ethical dilemmas with a trio of panelists including AICP ethics officer Paul Farmer, FAICP, CEO of the American Planning Association. You'll gain a better understanding of ethical issues in planning practice.


CM | 1.5

Rural by Design

1994 Paperback
A toolbox of creative rural planning techniques that can preserve rural open space and community character.


Smart Growth in a Changing World

2007 Paperback
The U.S. is in the midst of a crisis of energy consumption and environmental degradation, while our global competitors are investing in smart growth. Can the the country implement balanced transportation policies and natural resources preservation before it's too late?


Green Community

2009 Hardcover
Based on the National Building Museum's Green Community exhibition, this book is a collection of thought-provoking essays that illuminate the connections among personal health, community health, and our planet's health.


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