Product No.: 09066A
Date Published: 02/2010
If you would like to request a printed copy (or copies) of this product, please call DVRPC at 215-592-1800 or email the staff contact listed below. If you would like to request this publication or portion of this publication in another language or format, please fill out a request form.This publication is an objective study of Greater Philadelphia's food system and focuses on the agricultural resources, distribution infrastructure, regional economy, and stakeholders acting within the regional food system. The study addresses a number of challenges and opportunities facing the food system, including: land constraints and development pressures, contradicting health effects of malnutrition and obesity, food access in urban and rural areas, food distribution, and economic development.
Geographic Area Covered: 100-mile radius around the City of Philadelphia; parts of five states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; and the nine county DVRPC region: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties in New Jersey.
Key Words: 100-Mile Foodshed, Agriculture, Census of Agriculture, Economic Census, environment, farms, farming, farmland, farmland preservation, food, food access, food desert, food distribution, food economy, food miles, food policy, food system, foodshed, fossil fuels, freight analysis framework (FAF), Greater Philadelphia, land use, local food, organic, natural resources, peak oil, sustainable, stakeholder analysis, transportation, working landscapes.
- Alison M. Hastings, PP, AICP (email@example.com)
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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination mandates in all programs and activities. DVRPC's website, www.dvrpc.org, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can usually be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. DVRPC’s public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities, and held in transit-accessible locations whenever possible. Translation, interpretation, or other auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a public meeting. Translation and interpretation services for DVRPC’s projects, products, and planning processes are available, generally free of charge, by calling (215) 592-1800. All requests will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible.
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