Event | National Planning Conference | April 13, 2024

Reunion for equity! The extended Food Lab family of team members, alums, and partners (including American Planning Association (APA) Food Division, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Washington, Urban Fruits & Veggies) were at the 2024 American Planning Conference in Minneapolis, arguing for centering equity in planning for urban agriculture. The events built on and celebrated the legacy of Jerry Kaufman, the father of food systems planning.
Speaking to a packed house in two back-to-back events attended by more than 200 people, Branden Born, Allison Piggery DeHonney, Marcia Caton Campbell, Domonique Griffin, Alexandra Judelsohn, Ben Kerrick, Alfonso Morales, Najahla Olumiji, Samina Raja, Molly Riordan, and partners urged planners to pay attention to ethics in food systems planning – and really, in all planning.
Stellar research and design work done by UB Food Lab students, Kate Hayes and Zane Longwell.