[permaculture] Fw: [COMFOOD:] APA, Call for food-planning papers, Sept 1 deadline!

Sharon Gordon gordonse at one.net
Wed Aug 3 06:59:55 EDT 2005

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Subject: [COMFOOD:] APA, Call for food-planning papers, Sept 1 deadline!


American Planning Association Annual Conference San Antonio, Texas April
22-26, 2006


Deadline: September 1, 2005

For the first time ever, the 2005 APA national conference in San Francisco
hosted a special track of sessions devoted entirely to exploring connections
between planning and the food system.  Seven well-attended, informative
sessions examined the links between food and such community planning
objectives as neighborhood improvement, public health, economic development,
effective land use and transportation, and community participation.  To
build on this successful effort, we seek proposals for papers and sessions
for the
2006 APA conference in San Antonio that discuss innovative research and
practice on a variety of community food system planning topics.  Proposals
may address: 

· Innovative land use and transportation planning to 
improve food access in low-income rural and urban areas
· The planning implications of bio-diversity and 
sustainable food systems
· Rural issues in food security and related planning 
· The mutual impacts of the food system and the 
natural environment 
· Linking school and other institutional buyers with 
food growers 
· Integrating planning for access to healthy foods and 
for increased physical activity to combat obesity 
· Water planning and policies to build more 
sustainable food systems
· Planning to increase the safety of the food system
· Community engagement and local capacity development 
in food system planning
· Sustainable approaches to food system wastes 
(municipal composting, landfill diversion, etc.)
· Local government policies to build stronger local 
and regional food systems 


For this track, you may submit a regular session proposal or a paper
abstract. Both APA members and non-members may submit either regular session
p roposals or paper abstracts. 
However, non-members need to read the speaker registration policy to
understand APA's policies; for more information, please browse

If you wish to submit a regular session proposal, please use the General
Session Submission instructions and online form

If you wish to submit a paper, please go to:
If your paper is selected, you will be assigned to a session along with
other paper presenters. 

Proposal Deadline and Format

The deadline for submitting proposals or abstracts is September 1, 2005.
All proposals must be submitted online. 
We recommend that you do not wait until the last minute to submit. The
website will be busy that day, so please plan ahead.


If you have questions about submitting a session proposal or abstract,
please contact: education at planning.org. 

If you have difficulty with your online submission, please
contact: websitefeedback at planning.org.

If you have questions about the "Planning for the food system" track or
specific food- planning topics mentioned above, please co ntact either of the
following individuals:
Jerry Kaufman at jlkaufma at wisc.edu
Deanna Glosser at dglosser at insightbb.com
Kameshwari Pothukuchi, Ph.D.
e-mail:  k.pothukuchi at wayne.edu 

Assistant Professor, (313) 577-4296 (w) 
Department of Geography and Urban Planning (313) 577-2701 (w)
Wayne State University fax (313) 577-0022
225 State Hall 
Detroit, MI 48202

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