Issue date: 08 January 2014
A Food City Region: Cultivating Planning conference will take place on 6 May during the Bristol Food Connections Festival. The event, organised by the Bristol Health Partners Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT), is a national one-day conference designed to explore the role of planning policy and action in supporting a resilient food system.
The event will also be organised by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments at UWE Bristol, in association with F3 Local Food Consultants, Bristol City Council and Bristol Food Policy Council.
Marcus Grant, SHINE co-Director and Deputy Director of WHO Collaborating Centre at UWE Bristol, said: "We are planning to bring together those involved in current action, and those who need to be, from across the UK to stimulate a debate and help people in their quest for food systems that better support local enterprise, population health and a more sustainable future. We are really pleased to be part of the Bristol Food Connections, engaging academic and non-academic audiences with such an important topic and promoting healthy attitudes to food and environment."
This event will be invaluable for policy officers, planning professionals, food businesses and community food initiatives, as well as those involved in planning new housing developments and neighbourhoods, safeguarding health and well-being, promoting local retail centre regeneration and markets.
Further information on the Conference see the What's on section on the Bristol Food Connections website.