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Many factors contribute to the availability of adequate, affordable, and nutritious food for urban residents. Among them are inefficient food distribution and transportation systems and drought caused by changes in climatic conditions. Although hunger and malnutrition are often considered to be predominantly rural problems, there is strong evidence that food insecurity rates can be at least as high in urban areas. And the urban poor are particularly vulnerable to spikes in food prices, as they need to purchase food instead of producing it themselves.

The CityLinks program advances USAID’s “Feed the Future” initiative by sharing and promoting successful practices to increase food security in urban areas.

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Abigail Rybnicek

Share your effective food policies!

Our colleagues at Growing Food Connections are compiling a database of different local government policies that related to creating a local food system and they need your help!The Growing Food Connections Policy Database is a searchable collection of local public... View answers and respond

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Peter Bieniek

Tire Wash SOP

He in the next week or two we will be putting in puse a two revolution tire wash system that is designed to wash the sides of vehicles down. This unit will be used during the winter for all vehichles... View answers and respond

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Jose De La Cruz

Food Inspections Grading System

Hi, We are currently working on a project with our Food Inspections division. I wanted to know if anyone has implemented a food facility placard system (ex. ABC or Green, Yellow, Red). If so, what has your success... View answers and respond

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Gregory Stopka

Donor Drives: Sustainable Food Drives

I am looking for examples and/or information on donor drives as opposed to food drives. Instead of asking for one-time contributions of food, volunteers (Neighborhood Coordinators) enlist their neighbors to become long-term Food Donors. Each donor is provided... View answers and respond

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Laura Hagg

Who has a green roof?

Just read Emily Elledge's interesting post about the City of Roanoke's cool Green Roof (http://icma.org/en/icma/knowledge_network/blogs/blogpost/704/Green_Roofs) and the building of "green walls" in Mexico. I would love to hear about other ICMA members and KN users who... View answers and respond

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Sean McLendon

Sustainable Agri-tourism

Are there any primary resources on promoting sustainable agritourism? We're got a local food movement in our community that is eager to coordinate with our tourism board and it would be good to see some best practices. View answers and respond

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Laura Hagg

Urban Sustainability lessons from the US

I wanted to reference a great blog posted on Notes from CityLinks (icma.org/CityLinksblog) from our CityLinks (icma.org/citylinks) partner, the Institute for Sustainable Communities. At a CityLinks meeting earlier this year, we were discussing climate efforts in the U.S. compared... View answers and respond

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