Étiqueté : agriculture_urbaine

Bottom-Up and Top-Down approches for urban agriculture

Urban Agriculture, developed in several forms according to different contexts, is a trend that is acquiring strength as it responds to the common need of a sustainable city in terms of environmental, economic, social and institutional sustainab…

Planning for Urban Agriculture in Canadian Cities

As issues regarding food security have become more prevalent in the developed
world, the popularity of methods to combat these issues, such as urban agriculture (UA), have risen. As a result, municipal decision-makers and planners have started …

Assessing Current Local Capacity for Agrifood Production To Meet Household Demand: Analyzing Select Food Commodities across 377 U.S. Metropolitan Areas – Environmental Science & Technology (ACS Publications)

Assessing Current Local Capacity for Agrifood Production To Meet Household Demand: Analyzing Select Food Commodities across 377 U.S. Metropolitan Areas – Environmental Science & Technology (ACS Publications)

Increasing food production in local urban and peri-urban areas is articulated as a potential way for local governments to achieve multiple sustainability outcomes (environmental, social, and human health). However, scientific judgements on loca…

Rethinking resilience: home gardening, food sharing and everyday resistance

Rethinking resilience: home gardening, food sharing and everyday resistance

Resilience and food self-provisioning (FSP), terms that until recently were deployed primarily in the study of livelihoods in the Global South, are now attracting attention from alternative food scholarship in the Global North. Drawing on a lar…

Food deserts: is it only about a limited access?

Food deserts: is it only about a limited access?

This paper shows that food education, which impacts product diversification (local and bulk products) and supply diversification (market gardeners), appears to be more important to foster the purchase and consumption of fruits and vegetables in…

Beyond Productivity: Considering the Health, Social Value and Happiness of Home and Community Food Gardens

Beyond Productivity: Considering the Health, Social Value and Happiness of Home and Community Food Gardens

We are living in an age of concern for mental health and wellbeing. The objective of the research presented in this paper is to investigate the perceived health, social value and happiness benefits of urban agriculture (UA) by focusing on home …

Urban Agriculture: Models-in-Circulation from a Critical Transnational Perspective

Urban Agriculture: Models-in-Circulation from a Critical Transnational Perspective

Urban Agriculture (UA) is practiced around the globe (Biel, 2016), supported and advocated by a diversity of actors ranging from local neighbourhood groups to supra-national bodies (e.g. FAO, 2014; Mougeot, 2006; UN Habitat, 2014). As such, UA …

Digging for the roots of urban gardening behaviours

Digging for the roots of urban gardening behaviours

Urban green spaces make a significant contribution to the social and ecological environment in cities, and the decisions of green space managers have direct impacts at both local and city scales. However most studies have focussed on public gre…