Guide to Community and Regional Planning

This project developed guidance on facilitating healthy eating environments through planning and design. In partnership with the American Planning Association (APA), researchers developed and implemented a nationwide survey of APA members to discern their opinion of, and engagement in, efforts to build healthy communities through community and regional food planning.  Results from the survey, as well as innovative food system planning practices from around the country, were documented in a monograph published by the American Planning Association (Raja et al. 2008).

Investigators: Samina Raja, PhD (Urban and Regional Planning, UB), Michael Ball (Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.), Branden Born, PhD (University of Washington-Seattle), and William Klein (American Planning Association)

SponsorsHealthy Eating by Design, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation