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food policy

SHIFT: Connect starts today!

Join us today for our free SHIFT: Connect conference! This year we explore how communities stay connected during the pandemic....

Portlandia and other urban stereotypes

Portlandia and other urban stereotypes

Stereotypes of urban groups are well-known: hipsters, yuppies, DINKs, soccer moms. Writers exaggerate them for comic effect: we’re all familiar...

The summer of food

The summer of food

Vancouver’s progressive food security programs have expanded this year, including pocket farmers’ markets and expanded food carts. The result has...

New food policy developments in Vancouver

New food policy developments in Vancouver

Municipalities have become increasingly concerned about food security in the past few years. I’ve written before about¬†Vancouver’s Food Policy Council...

Street eats

Street eats

The City of Vancouver is one of a growing number of cities concerned about local agriculture and food availability; the...

White picket fences and fresh eggs?

White picket fences and fresh eggs?

Vancouver City Council recently directed staff to develop policy guidelines to let city dwellers keep chickens in their backyards, which...