Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Agriculture in Urban Planning

Agriculture in Urban Planning

Published with IDRC This volume by some of the world's leading experts on urban agriculture examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanizing global south the book examines the contribution of urban agriculture and city farming to livelihoods and food security. Case studies cover food production diversification for robust and secure food provision; the socio-economic and agronomic aspects of urban composting; urban agriculture as a viable livelihood strategy; strategies for integrating city farming into urban landscapes; and the complex social-ecological networks of urban agriculture. Other case studies look at public health aspects including the impact of pesticides micro-biological risks pollution and water contamination on food production and people. Ultimately the book calls on city farmers politicians environmentalists and regulatory bodies to work together to improve the long term sustainability of urban farming as a major secure source of food and employment for urban populations.

previous urban planning ebooks:

Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planning

Ecology, Planning, and Management of Urban Forests

Innovations in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning

E-book: Urban Planning And Real Estate Development

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