Business View Magazine l January 2023

13 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 12 DIGITAL GUIDE HELPS ADMINISTRATORS BUILD RESILIENCE IN FOOD SYSTEMS Source, American City and County, Andy Castillo, Published Dec 08, 2022 Over the last decade, historic climate-driven disasters and other events unprecedented in the modern era—like the ongoing pandemic— have made clear the importance of building resilience into food systems. In this effort, a new digital guide developed by The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence, “Food System Resilience: A Planning Guide for Local Governments,” can help administrators prepare their communities for the next emergency. “Recent social, political and climate disasters highlight the need for municipalities to be better prepared to confront the challenges to their food systems,” said Roni Neff, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and a co-creator of the publication. “This guide provides tools for taking on that work in a strategic way that builds on assets, addresses historic inequities, and strengthens capacity across the board.” The publication notes that vulnerable populations are the ones most at risk. For example, the pandemic “stretched thin the already limited