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Healthy Urban Food Systems: Planning Production Facilities

This course examines the role for planning in addressing various forms of urban agriculture as well as many examples from around the country of the statutes, policy, and practices implementing interventions in food production at urban scales.

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Course Info

  • Duration 7 video lessons (43 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2014
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Describing and Defining Urban Agriculture (8 mins)
  • 3. What is Urban Agriculture? (7 mins)
  • 4. Defining Urban Agriculture: Additional Topics (7 mins)
  • 5. Where Can Urban Agriculture Occur? (6 mins)
  • 6. Urban Agriculture on Public Properties (4 mins)
  • 7. Urban Agriculture and Public Health (8 mins)

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth examination of the land use and public health considerations for urban agriculture production facilities. The course especially focuses on the role of planning in providing various forms of food systems as well as many examples of urban food production interventions from around the country. The course also addresses complex issues stemming from urban agriculture, like nuisance complaints, soil and water safety, food sales, and access to land, with dozens of references to contemporary urban agriculture statutes and policies.

Learn these skills

  • Environmental Planning
  • Food Systems
  • Land Use
  • Public Health
  • Regulations
  • Resilience Planning
  • Sustainability

AICP CM

This course is approved for .5 AICP CM credit.

CNU-A

This course is approved for .5 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point. 

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Lauren Dunning

Lauren Dunning

Lauren Dunning is a lawyer and public health practitioner whose work has focused on developing strategies to promote urban food systems that contribute to reductions in the burden of both chronic and communicable diseases.

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