Published on July 11, 2017
Designed for local food system practitioners, this guide presents summaries and comparisons of several tools for assessing economic impact and growth, along with related examples.
Published on November 8, 2016
This webinar features an in-depth look at findings from the 2015 survey conducted by CRFS in partnership with the International City-County Management Association on local government engagement in food systems.
Published on May 5, 2016
CRFS worked with the International City/County Management Association to conduct a second comprehensive national survey of local government policies, programs, plans, and other activities supporting food systems.
Published on May 5, 2015
This report features four case studies highlighting various forms of local government support for food systems.
Published on April 14, 2015
This case study features food systems activities within Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor.
Published on April 2, 2014
This webinar addressed ways to effectively measure, track and communicate the community and economic development gains realized through local and regional food systems.
Published on September 20, 2013
This brief provides a snapshot of a comprehensive national survey on local governments’ food-related activities and a conversation of survey results that included opportunities discussed and potential next steps.
Published on May 30, 2013
The May/June edition of the publication Michigan Planner featured the release of and key concepts and examples from Food Innovation Districts: An Economic Gardening Tool.
Published on April 5, 2013
This guide can help planners and other stakeholders in developing food innovation districts that promote positive business environments, spur regional food system development, and increase access to local food.
Published on March 20, 2013
Survey results provide insight into the ways and lenses through which local governments engage in food systems, which may be of interest to good food advocates seeking municipal or county support for their efforts.
Published on August 1, 2012
This article discusses motivations and opportunities for Michigan communities to support local and regional food systems.
Published on June 1, 2012
This article discusses motivations and opportunities for local governments around food systems, touching on themes such as resiliency, entrepreneurship and place-making.
Published on April 27, 2011
Staff and member representatives from 8 national organizations representing local and regional government stakeholders convened for a roundtable discussion on local and regional food systems.