Faces of Food Systems Planning
Speed networking with a variety of food systems planning professionals from different specialties, led by a moderator, Kimberley Hodgson, Chair of FIG, to provide a general introduction and instructions. Attendees are briefed on the professional areas represented and encouraged to learn more about each subject area in a round robin style.
The professionals will cover business specialties and sectors. They are assigned a table where a host will lead the small groups with an introduction of their professional area and take questions, similar to informational interviews.
The session is for emerging professionals and anyone who is interested in learning more about food systems planning.
Learn more about the presenters and other people behind food systems planning in North America, read the Faces of Food Systems Planning the APA-FIG Leadership Committee interviews.
, Cultivating Healthy Places
Confirmed SpeakerKimberley Hodgson, MURP, MS, AICP, RD is the founder of Cultivating Healthy Places, an international consulting business specializing in community health, social equity and sustainable food systems planning. As a certified planner and health professional, her work focuses on conducting policy-relevant research and providing technical assistance to the public and private sectors related to the design and development of healthy, sustainable places. Hodgson served as co-investigator of a $3.96 million grant awarded to the University at Buffalo by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Food Systems Program. The project, Growing Food Connections, generated knowledge about the effectiveness of local and regional government policies in improving food security in underserved communities, strengthening the resilience of rural communities, and supporting the economic viability of food production. She is the author of Planning for Food Access and Community-Based Food Systems and co-author of Urban Agriculture: Growing Healthy Sustainable Places. Ms. Hodgson holds an undergraduate degree from New York University in pre-medicine, a Master of Science in food policy and applied nutrition from Tufts University, and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in community health and sustainability from Virginia Tech.
Marcia Caton Campbell
, Broadview Planning, LLC
, Rowan University