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    • Partnerships and Federal Funding Build an Oasis in a Food Desert

      Tulsa Economic Development Corporation and partners leveraged federal grant dollars and made community and equity the core of a new grocery store.
      by: Gary Hamer, AICP       March 16, 2023
      Tulsa Economic Development Corporation and partners leveraged federal grant dollars and made community and equity the core of a new grocery store.
    • Building a Common Table: The Role for Planning in Community Food Systems

      Journal of Planning Education and Research 23: 341–355, 2004
      by: Marsha Campbell
      This article explores the conflicts within the U.S. food system but then explores potential food system complementarities among stakeholders.
    • Community Food System Assessments

      PAS Memo — November/December 2015
      A community food system assessment provides a clear picture of the food system resources, assets, challenges, and opportunities in a community. An assessment provides a solid grounding in the existing conditions of food access, food production and consumption, and food-related industry and employment.
    • Community and Regional Food Planning

      PAS Memo — September/October 2007
      As the goal of sustainable, local, and regionally based food systems continues to gain more adherents among the citizenry, food issues will most likely enter the planning domain at different geographic levels and in sectoral planning areas with more vigor and range.
    • Community Food System Assessments

      PAS Memo — November-December 2015
      by: Kara Martin, Tammy Morales
      This PAS Memo article addresses the limitations of the food desert concept and provides guidance for planners on conducting a community food system assessment.
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    • Institutionalizing Urban Agriculture: Process, Progress, and Innovation

      PAS Memo — November-December 2014
      by: Brian Barth
      The November-December 2014 issue of PAS Memo looks at the use of comprehensive urban agriculture zoning ordinances, the need to coordinate food system policy across multiple municipal departments and public agencies, public engagement strategies, and data collection methods to better measure and quantify the successes of the movement.
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    • Recipe for Resiliency

      There’s more to community food systems than farmers markets.
      August 01, 2017
      A look at community food, beyond farmers' markets toward complex systems that are healthy, local, sustainable, and just.
    • The Commissioner — October 2017

      In The Commissioner's October 2017 issue: "Setting the Stage for Our Urban Public Spaces," "Recognizing Climate Change as a Planning and Law Challenge," "Planning Equitable and Safe Routes to Healthy Food," "The Father of the National Wildlife Refuge System," and food access resources.
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    • Eat Better, Move More, Work Together

      Cities and towns of all sizes are creating healthier communities through planning and systems-level change.
      Planners and public health officials are working throughout the U.S. to increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for regular physical activity.
    • On the Health Track

      Plan4Health puts local coalitions in the vanguard.
      The fusion of public health and planning isn't new, but it's gaining steam.
    • Restorative Farming

      A look into the sustainable farming methods of Joel Salatin and how his Shenandoah Valley–based farm has become a national model for producing food in an ecologically restorative manner.
    • Welcome to Beer Country

      Small breweries are a big deal — and some cities are courting them.
      Demand for craft beers is on the rise, and as a result craft breweries have been popping up across the nation. Their presence is having a big impact on some local economies and is presenting zoning and policy challenges. With a sidebar on efforts to build a "food corridor" in Raleigh, North Carolina.
    • Zoning to Fight Obesity

      Community health can be influenced by a zoning approach that boosts access to high-nutrition food in a variety of ways.
    • Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser

      Local food systems provide more than one kind of sustenance.
      Communities across the country need food processing and distribution infrastructure that provides markets for farmers and access to consumers. This article discusses how several communities are grappling with and solving these challenges.
    • Zoning for Public Markets and Street Vendors

      Zoning Practice — February 2009
      by: Alfonso Morales, Gregg Kettles       February 01, 2009
      This issue of Zoning Practice places markets and merchants in a historical context, examines regulatory approaches, and makes recommendations for zoning practice.
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    • Hunger in the Arctic

      With climate change, Inuit food supplies may come up short.
      A discussion of how climate change is affecting the Inuit way of life on Canada's North Baffin Island, including its negative effects on Inuit hunting practices and their ability to maintain a traditional food supply in the community.
    • Urban Agriculture and the (New) Land-Grant University

      The University of the District of Columbia’s CAUSES presents an unusual case of a land-grant university taking on the food and sustainability challenges of a major city.
    • Farming at the Fringe

      Exurban areas are embracing family farms.
      The Land Stewardship Project helps farming move forward in the Midwest.
    • Fast Food’s Bad Rap

      Planners should rethink their opposition to fast food and try to understand the role it plays in communities with few food options.
    • Food Groups

      LA expands its menu of food policies and choices
      A discussion of sustainable food issues in Los Angeles.
    • Find Your Foodshed

      California leads the way in a new type of planning.
      A look at sustainable food programs in California.
    • The Ten-Foot Diet: The Emerging Hyperlocal Food System

      Hyperlocal food production is moving to a commercial scale in cities like New York and Chicago.
    • Planning for Agriculture, Not Just Around It

      In the Viewpoint column from Planning’s January 2016 issue, Julia Freedgood with the American Farmland Trust encourages planners take agriculture into account in their planning efforts.
    • A Moveable Feast

      Portland's food carts are everywhere.
      Samuel Adams Beresky, a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon, writes about the lax regulations regarding Portland's food carts.
    • Portion Control

      Cities attack the problem of food waste.
      Communities try to figure out what to do about food waste.
    • The Supermarket as a Neighborhood Building Block

      Redefining the notion of an anchor.
      Changes in family composition in the U.S. have lead to new trends in neighborhood design, including making a grocery store the centerpiece.

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