Caring for Land

Canadian planners put food on menu

When planners -- the people who determine zoning and design neighbourhoods -- start talking about food and sustainability, you know the times they are a changin'.

The Canadian Institute of Planners followed the lead of its American counterpart at its annual meeting held in Winnipeg this month by putting planning for food and agriculture on the agenda. Speakers told participants it's been about 50 year since what and how people will eat has been considered part of the public planner's role.