For a city to thrive in the 21st century, it must not just rely solely on major ventures. As a matter of fact, working with a small part of the population would sometimes end up to be more successful and impressions are far greater than the usual.
Small or big, for the environment or for the people, initiatives are created to better answer and resolves pressing issues.
Being the largest city in the state of Maryland, Baltimore has the number of population and it continues to rise. Not just the need to accommodate the people, there’s also the need to feed them.
Baltimore Food Policy InitiativeThe Baltimore Food Policy Initiative (BFPI) – an intergovernmental collaboration between the Department of Planning (DOP), Office of Sustainability (BOS), Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), and Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) – was founded in 2010 to “improve health outcomes by increasing access to healthy affordable food in Baltimore City’s food deserts”.
With each agency lending its expertise, the City creates comprehensive strategies that tackle food access from many perspectives, and implements programs and policies with multi-sector support. The Department of Planning has led the effort to refine the City’s food agenda and priorities through sustainability and food access lenses, and has incorporated food into a variety of plans and policies. The Baltimore City Health Department is committed to making Baltimore a city where all residents can realize their full health potential, through cross-cutting collaborations and innovative community-based food access programming. The Baltimore Development Corporation, recognizing that food is a catalyst for economic development, offers retailers, small food businesses and food entrepreneurs access to information, resources and incentives. Full story by the city’s Department of Planning here.
…And while the city is growing, in order to better prepare for the future is to take care of the present. The more crowded and progressive a city gets, the more polluted it becomes. But this is something the Charm City would like and is working hard to leave behind…
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