Everyone is talking about food these days! Over the past ten years, staff at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) have witnessed a surge in food-related activities in communities around the country, including the formation of food policy councils, expansion of healthy food purchase incentives, and growth of urban agriculture initiatives. While non-profit and community organizations are driving much of this work, city governments are also playing a leading role in developing and strengthening policy to support food systems. This webinar, hosted on June 7, 2018, featured food policy council organizers from Milwaukee, Columbus, and Baltimore who shared their accomplishments and relationships with city government. CLF and GovEx staff also discussed how to use data and tools to understand your jurisdiction’s food system. Listen to this conversation to start food planning in your city.
Here are some resources that were mentioned during the webinar:
- Milwaukee: ReFresh Milwaukee Sustainability Plan
- Franklin County and Columbus (OH):
- Maryland Food System Map
Finally, you can always find more food policy related resources in the Center for a Livable Future Food Policy Networks Resource Database, or join their listserv to learn about upcoming webinars and events hosted by the Food Policy Networks project.