The edible city: envisioning the Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL)

Bohn, K. and VILJOEN, ANDRE (2011) The edible city: envisioning the Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) FIELD, 4 (1). pp. 149-161. ISSN 1755-0068

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Abstract

Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) proposes a coherent strategy for the introduction of interlinked productive landscapes into cities thereby creating a new sustainable urban infrastructure and supporting a re-definition of open urban space usages. The paper focuses on the environmental benefits of integrating urban agriculture into CPULs as one of their major spatial and occupational components. Making reference to recent high-profile international exhibitions and publications, the paper also traces urban agriculture’s remarkable shift from a fringe interest to one at the centre of contemporary urban and architectural discourse. The paper concludes that, while urban agriculture is receiving a great deal of attention, the theory underpinning the design of productive landscapes and the rationale for developing policy to support its practice will require sophisticated cross-disciplinary work to articulate the full potential of concepts, such as CPUL, to make essential infrastructure within future sustainable cities.

Item Type:Journal article
Subjects:D000 Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D400 Agriculture > D460 Organic Farming
K000 Architecture, Building and Planning
Faculties:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Architecture and Design
ID Code:10875
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:06 Jul 2012 10:59
Last Modified:09 Oct 2013 16:06

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