Continuous Productive Urban Landscape(CPUL): essential infrastructure and edible ornament

Viljoen, Andre and Bohn, Katrin (2009) Continuous Productive Urban Landscape(CPUL): essential infrastructure and edible ornament Open House International, 34 (2). pp. 50-60. ISSN 0168-2601

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Abstract

This paper defines Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) as a strategy for the coherent integration of urban agriculture into urban space planning. The case is made for considering urban agriculture as an essential element of sustainable infrastructure. Recent and historic arguments are used to support the qualitative and quantifiable advantages of introducing urban agriculture into contemporary open urban space design. The body of the paper focuses on design issues related to the placing and perception of CPUL and urban agriculture. It draws on primary research undertaken in Cuba, considering Cuba as a laboratory for design research into urban agriculture. Design studies by the authors are used to demonstrate the viability and physical manifestation of urban agriculture within a Continuous Productive Urban Landscape. The paper proposes that, while an environmental and design case can be made for the integration of urban agriculture, planners and designers need to explore the public perception of productive landscape if its full potential is to be realized. The idea that urban agriculture can be read as “ornament” is discussed with reference to the writing of British artist Tom Phillips. Contemporary cultural/artistic practice is referred to as a means for exploring and communicating ideas related to productive urban landscapes. The paper concludes with new research findings related to the public perception of open urban space based on the Havana CPUL design research project “Finding Parque Lenin”.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © The Author(s) and Open House International, 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes (CPULs); Sustainable City; Ecological Footprint; Landscape; Productive Landscape; Urban Agriculture; Urban Design; Planning; Architecture
Subjects: W000 Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design
D000 Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D400 Agriculture > D460 Organic Farming
K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional) > K420 Urban and Rural Planning
K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional) > K460 Transport Planning
K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K300 Landscape Design
D000 Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D400 Agriculture > D410 Arable and Fruit Farming
Faculties: Faculty of Arts > School of Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Andre Viljoen
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2010
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7206

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