Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: urban agriculture as an essential infrastructure

Viljoen, Andre and Bohn, Katrin (2005) Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: urban agriculture as an essential infrastructure Urban Agriculture Magazine (15). pp. 34-36. ISSN 1571-6244

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Abstract

This paper is written from a U.K. perspective and uses London as an example of an expanding city. Experiences showing the beneficial effects, and in some cases essential benefits, of urban agriculture have been described in this magazine, other journals and websites. Most of these experiences show benefits related to food security and income, with a primary focus on the South. However, the benefits of urban agriculture are potentially applicable to a far wider population, as the integration of urban agriculture into a multifunctional (mixed) land use strategy has the potential to significantly reduce a city’s ecological footprint. The question arises as to why urban agriculture is not being implemented or propagated on a far wider scale in existing and emerging cities?

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © 2005 The authors and RUAF
Uncontrolled Keywords: Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes (CPULs); Sustainable City; Ecological Footprint; Landscape; Productive Landscape; Urban Agriculture; Urban Design; Planning; Architecture; Food Security; Urban Infrastructure
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/7213

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