Potential contributions of planning to community food systems

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Food system advocates have made attempts for over a decade to overcome the resistance of planners to the inclusion of food issues in their portfolios. Two recent surveys illuminate the reasons for this neglect: they range from turf problems, to a lack of perception that any problem exists, to a lack of funds. Given these barriers, the author suggests that food system advocates engage planners on specific, well-targeted issues at the local or regional level andjoin forces with other organizations that have common concerns, such as "sustainable communities," to approach planners for their collaboration and assistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-438
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Barriers
  • Collaborations
  • Food systems
  • Local/regional government
  • Planners
  • Sustainable communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Urban Studies


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