Food Systems: The Next Urban Planning Frontier

Mark Winne makes the case for how the production, distribution and consumption of food is an urban planning issue, citing Hartford's recent local and regional food planning efforts as a model.
March 14, 2004, 1pm PST | Connie Chung
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Mark Winne writes about the implications that food systems have on housing, economic development, transportation, and vice versa. He uses various state, regional and local planning efforts in Hartford, CT to illustrate how planners are making an impact on food systems in cities. He reports that all over the country, several state and local food planning councils are in the early stages of development. He writes: "While its limitations are many and its history short, food system planning and its most common vehicle, food policy councils, are rapidly emerging in response to an ever expanding agenda of food, agriculture and nutrition concerns."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Monday, March 8, 2004 in Planners Network
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