Urban & Community Based Ag: Growing the Movement, Cultivating Policy Change2Presentation Transcript
Urban Agriculture: Growing HealthySustainable Places (PAS 563)Urban & Community-Based Agriculture: Growing the Movement, Cultivating Policy Change CFSC Annual Conference/Oakland November 8, 2011 Martin Bailkey Growing Power, Inc.
Contents What is urban agriculture? History, definition, benefits, risks, prerequisites Facilitating urban agriculture through planning practice Visioning and goal setting, plan making, implementation mechanisms, site design and development, other public-sector programs and policies 11 case studies Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City (KS/MO), Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Seattle/King Co, Toronto, Vancouver Lessons learned Appendices Plans, policies, zoning regulations, animal control ordinances, other municipal policies
Requirements for Urban Ag
Facilitating Urban Ag throughPlanning Long-range community visioning and goal setting Plan-making Standards, policies, and incentives to achieve desired plan goals Influencing development project outcomes Influencing public investment decisions
Case Study Research 11 North American cities Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City (KS/MO), Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Seattle/King Co, Toronto, Vancouver Urban agriculture practitioners and advocates, local government officials, planners Local planning documents, ordinances, regulations, policies
Case Study Topics Background & history of the metropolitan region Major urban agriculture stakeholders & actors Extent of stakeholder collaboration Local government and planning contexts Food-related studies done in the jurisdiction Local policies & programs having an impact on urban agriculture Brownfield assessment & remediation for urban agriculture
City Approaches to Urban AgricultureDepend On Political leadership and vision Grassroots advocacy from urban agriculture community Boundary spanning and bridging work from nonprofit sector