Guidebook: Lowering Barriers to Urban Farming

Urban agriculture has long been a staple of sustainable urbanism—in theory. Can policy changes help it become much more than that? This guidebook offers tactics and policies that planners can use to promote urban farms.
November 15, 2015, 9am PST | Philip Rojc | @PhilipRojc
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"Municipalities in Iowa and across the nation are increasingly recognizing the multiple benefits of urban agriculture; however, zoning regulations can unintentionally impede urban agriculture." In response, Gary Taylor and Andrea Vaage of Iowa State University developed Municipal Zoning for Local Foods in Iowa. Click here for the full book in PDF.

From the APA post: "The guidebook provides science-based guidance and sample zoning code language designed to reduce the barriers to, and promote production and sales activities commonly associated with urban agriculture.  Although written for Iowa, the guidebook contains practical information and code language applicable to any local jurisdiction."

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Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in APA-FIG
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