NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Discover the Hudson River Valley during a scenic train ride along the Hudson River followed by a bus tour showcasing the region’s local agricultural renaissance and efforts to preserve the "foodshed."
The modern food hall as a redevelopment tool allows municipalities to re- use underutilized spaces to benefit the public realm. The session examines the transformative nature of food halls through case studies from Atlanta and New York at three scales; micro (under 10,000 SF), neighborhood (20,000 SF- 35,000 SF), and destination (over 45,000 SF).
Learn how local governments can develop and implement policies, programs, and projects to make fresh, healthy, and local food both accessible and affordable to all community members, including those most in need.
City food policy is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Seven city food policy advisors from across the nation share their organizational structure, planning tools and lessons learned. Find out how your city can incorporate food policy into planning. Session includes Q&A.
Many communities across the country – both urban and rural – struggle with challenging social, economic and health related issues like poverty, racial inequities, chronic disease, and economic disinvestment. Examine two projects championed by APA’s Planning and Community Health Center, which support communities strengthening local food systems planning: Growing Food Connections and Plan4Health.
Attendees will learn about three supply chain studies (Food, Fuel and General Supply Chain Infrastructure) that have been recently completed, giving NYC government officials a comprehensive look at how goods move in and around the city.
Explore multi-scalar and multi-disciplinary food-system planning. Learn about Vermont’s statewide food system plan, a three-county regional food system plan, and the way planners are coordinating implementation of these plans at the community level with diverse stakeholders.
While advocates, planners, and public health professionals may readily self-identify as interested in either food access or in active transportation, local communities don’t always see the distinction between these issues. Communities rightly see the issues as interconnected, suggesting that our approach to solving it should be as well.
The poster illustrates food as a catalyst for re-establishing the local economy and building wealth. Local entrepreneurship can be developed through the food and value-adding practices that will create local business opportunities and celebrate the cultural richness of each neighborhood.
Big city planners tackle one of the most challenging issues facing cities. Hear how larger cities take on this issue and succeed. This session is presented by the partnership of the American Planning Association, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Speed networking to learn more about career options in food systems planning.
Meeting to be held at Porchlight (Game Room), 271 11th Avenue, New York, NY
Join members and friends of APA's Food Systems Planning interest group and the Healthy Communities Collaborative and for a joint reception at a nearby restaurant. Snacks provided, cash bar. Location: Porchlight is located at 271 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001. We will be in the Game Room.
Join us in exploring how communities along the rural to urban transect are developing partnerships and implementing creative strategies to promote physical activity and access to healthy foods. Participate in evaluating the role of contextual factors in health planning work.
In a region known for fried food, gentrification, racism, and obesity, Plan4Health grantees in Charlotte and Savannah are combining the skills of public health professionals and planners to empower communities, improve access to healthy food, and increase physical activity opportunities.