Laura Goddeeris


Laura Goddeeris

Laura’s work at CRFS focuses on planning, policy and the economics of local and regional food systems. She also coordinates outreach engaging national organizations in improving food systems and community environments, linking ground-level efforts and national stakeholders to inform policy and systems change. Laura joined the CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems (now CRFS) in 2008 with a broad background in research, outreach, and program administration around issues of economic development, community development and transportation planning. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science from Michigan State University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

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  • A Taste of ICMA-MSU’s 2015 Local Food Survey Results

    February 9, 2016

    In the coming months, ICMA will release the full findings from its survey on local government engagement in food system activities. Conducted for the second time in partnership with CRFS, this survey highlights changes and trends since 2012 and provides new insights from the 2,237 respondents.