Enhancing Urban Food Systems

PAS Essential Info Packet 16

By American Planning Association

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Food is a necessity of life. As planners take an increased interest in the interrelationships among food, land use, transportation, economic development, and public health, questions have emerged. How do planners ensure adequate and equitable access to healthy food? What role can urban agriculture play in food security? How does local food help the economy? What can planners do to help create more sustainable food systems?

The answers to those and many other questions are included in this PAS Essential Info Packets. PAS has compiled a variety of articles, reports, and other resources to bring you up to date on planning for the food system. In addition, this packet includes innovative local policies and regulations from communities on the cutting edge of food systems planning.

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Date Published
Dec. 1, 2009
APA Planning Advisory Service