Urban & Community Based Ag: Growing the Movement, Cultivating Policy Change2

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  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Requirements for Urban Ag
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. City Approaches to Urban AgricultureDepend On  Political leadership and vision  Grassroots advocacy from urban agriculture community  Boundary spanning and bridging work from nonprofit sector