Online Conference: Integrating Food Systems into the Planning Process

Posted by on September 10, 2010

World Town Planning Day Online Conference
Healthy People, Healthy Places, Healthy Planet: Integrating Food Systems into the Planning Process

There is more than enough food on the planet to feed all its inhabitants, yet the distribution of food and availability of healthy food is uneven. This results in a range of outcomes from starvation to over‐eating, from malnutrition to obesity. The food system involves processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management. The provision of food is an essential element of our community, as important as shelter and water. Yet food rarely appears on the planning agenda. There is little consideration of the relationship between land‐use, environmental quality, transport systems and energy use.

Monday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 9, 2010

About the Conference
For the second year in a row, eight planning organizations have come together to support a joint “virtual” conference for planners from around the globe in honor of World Town Planning Day. This online conference will bring together a conference featuring speakers from around the world. It will include live voice and presentation links to presentations that will be held at various times on the two days of the conference.

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