American Planning Association Food Systems Planning Interest Group (APA-FIG)

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American Planning Association Food Systems Planning Interest Group (APA-FIG)
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Food Planning, Food Systems
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General info
FIG provides networking opportunities for professionals engaged in food systems planning; professional development and mentoring opportunities for new and seasoned planners wishing to learn more about food systems planning; and much more. Listed below are the mission, key goals, and key definitions of FIG.

MISSION

The mission of FIG is to help build stronger, more sustainable, just, equitable, self-reliant, and resilient community and regional food systems that, through planning practice, are integrated with other community systems, for present and future generations.

KEY GOALS

(1) Support the advancement of food systems planning by providing networking, resource sharing, education, and professional development opportunities to planners and allied professionals.

(2) Strengthen the profession of food systems planning:

such that food systems planning is recognized as a core area of community and regional planning practice that is equal to and integrated with land use, transportation, economic development, parks and recreation, housing and other areas of mainstream planning practice; and
such that food systems planning is recognized as a core area of urban and regional planning

About The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook is a free database of degree programs, consultants, scholarships, funding, conferences, and other education and training resources for professionals and students focused on food systems work. It is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems in collaboration with the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN). The Lyson Center is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Cornell University).

 

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