Enhancing Urban Food Systems (PAS Essential Info Packet, EIP-16)

Publisher: American Planning Association

Author(s): American Planning Association

Document Type: Compilation of resources

Format: Electronic, Print

Free of cost: No


This Essential PAS Info Packet addresses the interrelationships between food, land use, transportation, economic development, and public health. It is a compilation of resources on planning for the food system and also includes innovative local policies and regulations from communities on the cutting edge of food systems planning. Issues include: providing information on how planners can ensure adequate and equitable access to healthy food; what role urban agriculture can play in food security; how local food helps the economy; and what planners can do to help create more sustainable food systems.

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Growing Food Connection Topic: community food connections, community food security

Main Food Topics: agriculture, food access, food availability, food distribution, food marketing, food processing, food production, food retail, food security, food system

Sub Food Topics: Affordability, animals, buy local, community garden, farm, farmers market, food infrastructure, grocery store, low-income, produce, supermarket, underserved population(s), vulnerable population(s)

Public Policy Topics: Non-binding policies, Plans, Public investment, Regulations/laws

Geographic Scale: County, Municipality, Neighborhood, Region, Suburban, Urban

Local government or Regional resource focus:

Does the resource address the food security needs of underserved populations in rural, suburban, or urban settings? NO