Guide to incorporating a local food chapter into comprehensive plans
CMAP produced a local food chapter outline to guide municipal planners through the process of incorporating local food into a comprehensive plan. Local food strategies and policies can help achieve the overall goals outlined in a community's comprehensive plan. This was developed as part of the Cook County Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Initiative, which seeks to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles by improving public policy and local communities. The initiative is a partnership between Cook County Health Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago and funded through a $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The outline is divided into the following sections:
Step 1: Defining Local Foods
Step 2: Outlining Benefits
Step 3: Setting Goals
Step 4: Evaluating Current Conditions
Step 5: Developing Recommendations
Step 6: Next Actions
The LTA home page has details of activities sponsored by the HUD Sustainable Communities grant to CMAP for support of community projects that advance the principles of GO TO 2040. In our second call for projects through the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, CMAP received over 100 proposals from more than 80 applicants. View the press release and summary of selected projects.
An interactive map of local case studies describes projects and people that exemplify the goals and objectives of GO TO 2040.
CMAP's Local Ordinances and Toolkits program provides resources to municipalities interested in pursuing policies that are aligned with GO TO 2040 recommendations.