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 and principal of Cultivating Healthy Places, an international consulting business specializing in community health, social equity and resilient 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 is currently a co-investigator of a $3.96 million grant awarded to the University at Buffalo by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Food Systems Program. The project, Growing Food Connections, will generate knowledge about the effectiveness of local and regional government policies in improving food security in underserved communities, strengthening the resilience of rural communities, and/or supporting the economic viability of food production, and will build the capacity of local and regional governments to adopt and implement these policies. As the former Senior Research Associate and Manager of the Planning and Community Health Research Center at the American Planning Association, Ms. Hodgson managed several national research projects and engaged in multiple outreach and education activities, which focused on the integration of community health issues into contemporary urban and regional planning practice. She was the principal investigator of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research Program grant to identify and analyze municipal comprehensive and sustainability plans from across the United States that explicitly address food access and other food systems issues. She is the author of Planning for Food Access and Community-Based Food Systems, co-author of Urban Agriculture: Growing Healthy Sustainable Places and a co-author of the Principles of a Healthy, Sustainable Food System. She also served on multiple national advisory committees related to health and the built environment and provided expertise to the First Lady’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Task Force on food systems and food access. Ms. Hodgson is a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council (VFPC) and the Chair of the American Planning Association’s Food Systems Planning Interest Group (APA-FIG). She 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
, Center for Resilient Cities
, Healthy Community Planning, LLC
, Broadview Planning
, Rowan University