On behalf of the APA-FIG Leadership Committee, we would like to invite you to the annual networking reception in New York City on Monday, May 8, 2017. This year, we will be hosting a joint reception with the APA Healthy Communities Collaborative. We hope to see you in NYC!
Don’t forget to register for one of the biggest National Planning Conferences! Registration rates increase starting March 3!
The APA-FIG Leadership Committee hopes to see you in New York City this May. Check out all the exciting food systems planning related events and sessions (16 in total!), including the APA-FIG Business Meeting and Annual Networking Reception. We look forward to seeing many of you at the conference!
Hudson Valley Local Agriculture and Foodshed | Friday, May 5, 2017 | 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9107838/
Gotham West Market, Housing & Community Development Division Lunch Reception | Saturday, May 6, 2017 | noon – 1 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9116698/
Modern Food Hall: Redevelopment Aid or Trend | Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9107948/
Incentivizing the Sale of Healthy and Local Food | Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9109374/
City Food Policy Advisors Kick Plans into Action | Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9109407/
Food Systems Planning: Growing Connections and Planning for Health Across the Country | Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9109370/
The Resiliency of NYC Supply Chains | Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9107863/
Developing Vermont’s Food System through Planning | Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9110279/
Safe, Active Routes to Healthy Food | Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9109887/
Food as Community Development | Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9110192/
Big City Planning Directors on Equitable Redevelopment and Food Access | Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9109372/
Faces of Food Systems Planning | Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9108203/
Food Systems Planning Interest Group Business Meeting | Monday, May 8, 2017 | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9116909/
Joint Food Systems Planning Interest Group and Healthy Communities Collaborative Reception | Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Porchlight 271 11th Avenue, NY, NY | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9116911/
Planning for Healthy Rural-Urban Communities | Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9109618/
Serving Up Health Equity Southern Style | Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | https://www.planning.org/events/nationalconferenceactivity/9109531/
The next APA National Planning Conference will take place May 6-9, 2017 in New York City. APA-FIG is busy planning some unique sessions and networking events!
If you haven’t already, consider submitting a food systems planning related session proposal. Because of its location, this conference should draw a big crowd, and we would love to see a robust number of food systems planning sessions in the program. The deadline for proposal submissions is August 25, 2016.
If you need some inspiration, consider some of these session ideas:
- Role of technology in food systems planning
- Role of local food businesses in the local creative economy
- Planning for food waste and its impact on sustainability goals
- Role of the planner in food policy councils
- Using Collective Impact for food systems planning and implementation
- Role of state and regional planning efforts for local food systems
And last, but not least, APA-FIG is looking for sponsors for the annual network event. If you work for an organization that may be interested, please let me know.
We look forward to seeing you in New York City.
Want to learn more about FIG or get involved? Curious about food systems planning?
Come to our Food Systems Planning Interest Group Annual Business and Network Meeting on Sunday, April 3rd at 6:30pm at Courduroy. Click the link to learn more or search for conference activity #9005235.
The National Planning Conference has lots to offer in terms of sessions on food systems, food policy, health, and related topics. You can search the conference program by track or use the topic tags to find your favorites. Check out the sessions on food systems planning.
In early March, the APA-FIG Communication and Outreach Working Group compiled a list of food systems planning related events, sessions & workshops at the upcoming APA National Planning Conference in Seattle, WA this April 18-21, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center. APA just released a handout highlighting many of these and providing detailed location information.
For more information, click on the image to the left.
APA is looking for food systems planners that will be attending the APA National Planning Conference in Seattle for their Mentor Match Program. There are several mentees interested in food systems planning, and currently no mentors to match them with.
Are you a seasoned professional willing to provide career advice to the next generation of planners? Are you a veteran of National Planning Conferences willing to share your expertise and tips to newbies?
If so, then register to be matched with mentees at the 2015 National Planning Conference. The deadline has been extended through Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
Matches will be assigned based on areas of expertise and geography as much as possible. Mentors and mentees are expected to meet at least once during the conference, but further interaction is enencouraged.
The APA-FIG’s Leadership Committee is happy to host the APA-FIG Annual Social Networking Event to promote the importance of food systems planning. Come learn about food systems topics in Seattle and across the country.
Join us for a fun, informal networking event at Local 360 on Sunday, April 19th from 7-9pm. Located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, just a short walking distance from the conference center, Local 360 believes in and supports sustainable lifestyles by using locally sourced products from within a 360-mile radius.
Admission cost is $10 (APA 2015 National Planning Conference attendees need to register in advance here; other attendees can pay cash at the door).* Appetizers provided, cash bar.
This event is sponsored by Growing Food Connections, the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, and the APA-FIG Leadership Committee.
For a list of additional food systems planning related events, sessions, and workshops at the APA 2015 National Planning Conference click here.
*You do NOT have to be registered for the APA 2015 National Planning Conference to attend this event. We welcome planners and allied professionals in the region to join us.