FOOD SYSTEMS/SECURITY FORUM 1: Sharing Knowledge & Tools With the B.C. Food System Policy Database

November 22, 2017
11:15 am  -  11:25 am

As the food system becomes an increasingly important component of the municipal planning agenda, planners have expressed a need to improve information transfer across jurisdictions, in order to share precedents and expedite policy research. To address this, the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University has developed a searchable, online database of municipal food policy in BC; an unprecedented planning tool in Canada.

The resource includes 2,000+ policy references (compiled from Official Community Plans, Bylaws, Food Strategies etc.) from 50+ municipalities, and serves as a comprehensive and centralized resource for planners and policy makers to research precedents and advance food system planning in their regions. This presentation will introduce/demonstrate the database resource.

Session Category :  Forums