Janine de la Salle

Janine de la Salle, BA, MA | Principal, Urban Food Strategies



Janine de la Salle brings over 10 years of experience in building healthy communities and resilient food systems with municipalities, economic development corporations, regional districts, developers, non-profits and universities and is one of Canada’s leading professionals in the emerging field of food and agriculture system planning. In 2010, Janine was recognized for these efforts by the Canadian Institute of Planners Presidents award.


As principal of Urban Food Strategies Janine collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to develop healthy community plans, strategies, policies, and designs. Janine is an Associate of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University and regularly publishes and teaches- finding fresh, engaging ways to unpack the potential behind healthy, prosperous, and resilient regional food systems. To date, Janine has:


  • Completed over 30 sustainable regional and urban food and agriculture related projects,
  • Delivered over 40 presentations and workshops,
  • Published 1 book and multiple book chapters and journal articles, and
  • Won 2 planning excellence and leadership awards.





Recently, Janine was part of the project team that developed Fresh, the City of Edmonton’s Urban Agriculture and Food System Strategy that won a planning award from the Alberta Professional Planning Institute (2013). Other recent food system planning clients include the City of Nanaimo, the District of Lantzville, the District of North Saanich, Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation, True North Fraser Partnership, and Simon Fraser University.