- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 17:25
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Rising transportation costs and climate variability have a dramatic impact on our food system. To protect residents, particularly vulnerable populations, cities are taking notice and integrating food planning policy into general plans and climate action initiatives. This webinar gives an overview of sustainable agriculture and urban foodsheds and take a closer look at specific food planning efforts in the West.
The webinar features three presenters who are involved with food policy and planning at the local and/or regional level:
- Diane Kushlan, Principal of Kushlan | Associates
- Cassie Peters, Agriculture and Food Policy Manager for Downstream Strategies
- Rubina Cohen, Food Policy Coordinator for Santa Fe's Food Policy Council
- Published on Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:11
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On September 20, 2012 the American Planning Association Arizona Chapter presented the Successful Communities Online Toolkit information exchange (SCOTie) with the award for Best Education/Participation Program.
SCOTie would not be possible without the support of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Sonoran Institute, as well as our partners and users. Thanks for making SCOTie a go-to resource for urban planning in the West!
If you haven't already used the toolkit, SCOTie is a partnership of local planning chapters and planning organizations working together to build stronger, more resilient communities in the West. Information is exchanged through a database of active model smart growth and resource protection plans and policies from rural, amenity, and urban communities from across the West. These case studies highlight the efforts of western communities to preserve local identity, stimulate a healthy economy, and safeguard natural and cultural resources; and empower communities to craft policies that fit their local circumstances.
Come and see what the fuss is all about. Sign up for our email newsletter Fetch! and stay informed about innovative planning practices from communities in the Intermountain West or follow up on Twitter @SCOTieToolkit.
- Published on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 19:51
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While cities across the West are implementing different approaches to transit-oriented development, the end goal is the same: create vibrant commercial, residential, and business centers, accessible by public transportation that capture the community's unique needs.
- Urban Agriculture: The New Frontier in Food Sustainability Planning
- New Webinar: Innovations in Water Resource Planning
- Walking and Biking: The Key to Reducing Risk of Obesity?
- The Tempe Transportation Center: Designing Buildings that Evolve with the City
- How Cities are Mitigating Impacts of Climate Change
- Plastic and Paper Bag Reduction Programs: A Gateway Policy towards more Sustainable Communities?
- New Webinar: Managing the Impacts of Wildfires
- Planning for the Future: Making Scenario Planning Tools Open Access
- New BMPs Make Wind Energy “Business Viable and Conservation Credible”