Membership

FIG currently includes more than 500 members — from local government staff and consultants, to professors and students — interested in food system topics at the intersection of planning, food systems, economic development, sustainability and public health.

How to Get Involved

Membership is FREE and open to anyone with an interest in food systems planning. You do not have to be a member of the American Planning Association to become a member of FIG.

If you would like to become a member of FIG and join our mailing list:

  1. Fill out this Membership Form
  2. Join the APA Food Systems Planning Interest Group on LinkedIn

While this website provides a central place to access resources and information related to food systems planning, the APA Food Systems Planning Interest Group on LinkedIn provides an opportunity to engage in an on-going dialogue with members.

Membership Benefits

FIG members enjoy a number of benefits, such as:

  • Networking opportunities: Connect, interact, and share ideas and experiences with other professionals engaged in food systems planning
  • Resources and information: Learn about innovative and current food systems planning research, practice and policy
  • Professional development/mentoring opportunities: Access a variety of food systems planning educational trainings, workshops, webinars, and other activities; provide (or receive) professional mentoring for students and future food systems planners
  • Collective action: Engage collectively with other planners to shape food policy
  • Connect food systems planning research and practice: Collaborate with academics and practitioners to gauge food systems planning research and practice needs
  • Shape the profession: Serve as a resource for APA and APA membership on food systems planning
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