The Way to a City’s Heart is Through its Stomach: Putting Food Security on the Urban Planning Menu

Abstract:

Given the overarching importance of food in urban life, planners need to put food closer to the top of their planning menu. Since systems of food security are as amenable to design, planning and management as any other systems governing city life, planners also need to engage in a dialogue with food security experts about the best ways to foster healthy food choices – not just healthful in terms of the physical nutrients every body needs, but healthful in terms of the social nutrients the community needs. This paper emphasizes the important role that planners will play toward the goal of creating a food secure Toronto, and invites them to the table.

Citation:

Wayne Roberts “The Way to a City’s Heart is Through its Stomach:  Putting Food Security on the Urban Planning Menu” Crackerbarrel Philosophy Series. Toronto, ON: Toronto Food Policy Council, 2001.

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