Innovative Cities Lecture – Growing Resilient Cities through Food Systems Planning

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Marcia Caton Campbell (MCRP, PhD), Executive Director of the Center for Resilient Cities, will be delivering a lecture titled: Growing Resilient Cities through Food Systems Planning. The lecture will provide participants with an understanding of the interconnections among local government policies, the practice of urban agriculture, and planning for more resilient food systems. The lecture will highlight examples of urban agriculture projects in Milwaukee and Madison.

The lecture will last approximately 1 hour, with 15 minutes reserved for questions afterward.

An RSVP to is kindly requested, but not required.

About Marcia Caton Campbell:
Marcia joined the Center for Resilient Cities in 2006, where her urban planning practice focuses on growing resilient places through community-based, collaborative planning and developing sustainable, just food systems. She currently serves on Growing Power’s Board of Directors and is a member of the American Planning Association’s Food Interest Group Steering Committee. Prior to joining Resilient Cities, Marcia was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin—Madison Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, where her work focused on community food systems planning, consensus building, and environmental dispute resolution. She holds MCRP and PhD degrees in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University. With Kimberly Hodgson and Martin Bailkey, Marcia coauthored Urban Agriculture: Growing Healthy, Sustainable Places (Planning Advisory Service Report No. 563, Chicago: American Planning Association, 2011).

Students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University are all invited to attend. APA members who are AICP certified and attend any Innovative Cities lecture will receive 1 AICP Certificate Maintenance (CM) credit. A pizza lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Pizza lunch and refreshments are provided.

Transit Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several transit lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking.

Questions, comments?
Please contact Brian Peterson, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at