Planning Cities as if Food Matters

October 21, 2009 - October 28, 2011

Local Food in Metro Vancouver

This project, led by Centre for Dialogue Fellow Peter Ladner, raised public awareness of opportunities for local food production and food security in British Columbia's Lower Mainland. Outcomes incldued starting a public dialogue-archive about how the Agricultural Land Reserve can be used to produce more local food, breaking open new thinking around development at the urban edge, and encouraging developers and landowners to experiment with new forms of development that have local food production as a central component. Developed through this project, The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities was published by New Society Publishers in October 2011.

Select Media & Commentary

Former NPA Councillor Peter Ladner Gets to the Root of The Urban Food Revolution, The Georgia Straight (December 15, 2011) 

'The Urban Food Revolution' Goes High Rise, The Tyee (December 8, 2011)

Urban Farming Explosion, The Vancouver Sun (March 10, 2011)

Former Basketball Pro Will Allen Spreads Urban Farming Seed, Richmond Review (January 28, 2011)

About Peter Ladner

Peter Ladner was an Associate of the SFU Centre for Dialogue. His book The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities, was published by New Society Publishers in fall, 2011, following a two-year Fellowship at the SFU Centre for Dialogue on Planning Cities as if Food Matters. He is a former Vancouver City Councillor, Metro Vancouver director, and publisher of Business in Vancouver newspaper, where he writes a weekly column. Twitter @pladner