Marcia Caton Campbell, MCRP, PhD, is the Milwaukee Director of the Center for Resilient Cities. A statewide, 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1996 with offices in Madison and Milwaukee, the Center for Resilient Cities builds robust and thriving urban communities that are healthy, just, economically viable and environmentally sound, using resilience planning and design principles. www.resilientcities.org
Caton Campbell is a member of the American Planning Association Food Interest Group’s Steering Committee, co-convener of the Milwaukee Food Council, and treasurer of Growing Power’s board of directors. She has previously served on the boards of directors of the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium, the Madison Area Community Land Trust, and Community GroundWorks at Troy Gardens (formerly Friends of Troy Gardens); and has also been a Preceptor with the Wisconsin Population Health Fellow Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Prior to joining the Center for Resilient Cities in 2006, Marcia Caton Campbell was an assistant professor of urban and regional planning and an affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There, her research and teaching focused on consensus building and community-based planning with diverse publics and on increasing inner-city residents’ access to healthy, nutritious, affordable, and culturally appropriate food through community food systems planning. She is the author of numerous research publications, most recently Urban Agriculture: Growing Health, Sustainable Places, coauthored with Kimberly Hodgson and Martin Bailkey (Planning Advisory Service Report No. 563, published by the American Planning Association, January 2011). She has been a featured speaker, invited panelist, and presenter at local, state, and national academic and professional conferences since 1992.