Land Use Policies to Promote Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture

Communities around the country are looking to promote healthier eating by encouraging urban agriculture, especially through backyard gardens, community gardens, and urban farms.

This toolkit, developed in 2012 by ChangeLab Solutions, provides a framework and model language for land use policies that local policymakers can tailor to promote and sustain urban agriculture in their communities.

Some topics covered for local elected officials include:

  • Land use and zoning for urban agriculture
  • Model comprehensive plan language and model zoning ordinances for urban agriculture
  • Policy strategies to preserve urban agriculture

Throughout the nation, ChangeLab Solutions works with neighborhoods, cities, and states to transform communities with laws and policies that create lasting change. The organization provides resources and tools on various topic areas, including Healthy Planning, Tobacco Control, Childhood Obesity, and Healthy Housing, and helps the public and private sectors make communities more livable, especially for those who are at highest risk because they have the fewest resources.

>Download the toolkit here on the ChangeLab Solutions website.