Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture : Diverse Activities and Benefits for City Society

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Most of us live in cities. These are becoming increasingly complex and removed from broad-scale agriculture. Yet within cities there are many examples of greenspaces and local food production that bring multiple benefits that often go unnoticed.

This book presents a collection of the latest thinking on the multiple dimensions of sustainable greenspace and food production within cities. It describes the diversity of 'urban agriculture' and seeks a balanced representation between the biophysical and the social. It deals with urban agriculture across scales - from indoor plants to farm-scale filtration of greywater. A range of examples and initiatives from both developed and developing countries is described and evaluated.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 210 x 280 x 12.7mm | 240g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138986577
  • 9781138986572

Table of contents

Challenging, Multidimensional Agriculture in Cities

Food Price Volatility and the Urban Poor

Sustainable Urban Agriculture: Stocktake and Opportunities

The Multi-Functional Use of Urban Green Space

Empowering Residents and Improving Governance In Low Income Communities through Urban Greening

Strengthening Capacity for Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security through Urban Agriculture Among HIV and AIDS Affected Households in Nakuru, Kenya

Putting the Culture Back into Agriculture: Civic Engagement, Community and the Celebration of Local Food

The Emergence of Urban Agriculture: Sydney Australia

The Challenges to Urban Agriculture in the Sydney Basin and Lower Blue Mountains Region of Australia

Agronomic Considerations for Urban Agriculture in Southern Cities

Urban Agriculture and Sanitation Services in Accra, Ghana: The Overlooked Contribution

Agriculture on the Edge: Strategies to Abate Urban Encroachment onto Agricultural Lands by Promoting Viable Human Scale Agriculture as an Integral Element of Urbanization

Nourishing Urbanism: A Case for a New Urban Paradigm
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About Sarah Pilgrim

Craig Pearson is Director of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia.
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