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URBAN FARMLAND POLICY

 
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Join a Working Group

Want to plug into urban ag policy work, food access, licensing and permits issues, or organizing to pass a good food purchasing policy here in Chicago? Great. Get in the mix and join a working group!

 
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Our Goal

  • Create possibility of agricultural use value property tax assessment for urban agriculture land

  • Enhance capacity for rapidly and cheaply assessing site contamination, and compile and disseminate information about known issues

  • Change zoning to allow urban farm use within (some) categories of residential zones

  • Identify available land in and near the city: land info (size, location, condition, etc.), feasibility (zoned right and aldermanic approved), level/type of contamination known (or clean!), water access, etc

 
 
 

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Urban Farmland Symposium (12/4/15)

Recap

  • Presentation by Suellen Burns of the IL Department of Natural Resources on the Millennium Reserve and Urban Farmland

  • Presentation by Ellen Sargent from the Chicago Housing Authority on Urban Gardens/Farms on their property

  • Presentation by Kristin Brock from the Chicago Park District on community gardens and farms in the parks

  • Presentation giving overview of Urban Farm/garden Land trusts in the United States by Nate Ela

  • Presentation by Katherine Darnstadt from Latent Design on Public Spaces in Chicago

  • Presentation by Paula Segal from 596 Acres (NYC) on community research on land access


 
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