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The Role of Urban Agriculture as a Nature-Based Solution: A Review for Developing a System

The Role of Urban Agriculture as a Nature-Based Solution: A Review for Developing a System

Urbanization and achieving sustainable agriculture are both major societal challenges.
By reducing food miles and connecting people with nature, food cultivation in cities has several major advantages. However, due to further urban development …

Let Them Eat Kale : The Misplaced of Food Access

Let Them Eat Kale : The Misplaced of Food Access

This Article examines the emergence of food access as a policy issue, current approaches to increasing food access, and possible alternatives. Part I discusses the development of the current food access narrative, focusing on its appeal to poli…

Remote Sensing Data and Methods for Identifying Urban and Peri-Urban Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries and in the United States – Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences/Comprehensive Remote Sensing – 9.19

Remote Sensing Data and Methods for Identifying Urban and Peri-Urban Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries and in the United States – Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences/Comprehensive Remote Sensing – 9.19

The world has experienced rapid urbanization over the past five decades, with resulting substantial changes to the food system. Strong urbanization is associated with economic growth, which allows for investment in substantial increases in ener…

The impact of Royal Botanic Gardens’ Community Greening program on perceived health, wellbeing, and social benefits in social housing communities in NSW: Research report. | Tonia  Gray and Kumara Ward – Academia.edu

The impact of Royal Botanic Gardens’ Community Greening program on perceived health, wellbeing, and social benefits in social housing communities in NSW: Research report. | Tonia Gray and Kumara Ward – Academia.edu

Community gardening is one of myriad ways in which humans and nature interact. A primary objective of the study was to ascertain the impact of the Community Greening program on new participants. Of specific interest was the inherent need to bet…

Getting farming on the agenda: Planning, policymaking, and governance practices of urban agriculture in New York City

Getting farming on the agenda: Planning, policymaking, and governance practices of urban agriculture in New York City

How and why is urban agriculture taken up into local food policies and sustainability plans? This paper uses a case study of urban agriculture policymaking in New York City from 2007 to 2011 to examine the power-laden operation of urban environ…

Urban versus conventional agriculture, taxonomy of resource profiles: a review

Urban versus conventional agriculture, taxonomy of resource profiles: a review

Urban agriculture appears to be a means to combat the environmental pressure of increasing urbanization and food demand. However, there is hitherto limited knowledge of the efficiency and scaling up of practices of urban farming. Here, we revie…

L’aventure agricole montréalaise : une géopolitique urbaine quid de tensions?  – Archipel

L’aventure agricole montréalaise : une géopolitique urbaine quid de tensions? – Archipel

Depuis plusieurs années, la question du système alimentaire prend de l’ampleur à Montréal. De nombreuses initiatives en agriculture urbaine (AU) prennent racine dans la métropole par une réappropriation citoyenne de l’espace public. Elles prenn…

Growing fresh fruits and vegetables in an urban landscape: A geospatial assessment of ground level and rooftop urban agriculture potential in Boston, USA – ScienceDirect

Growing fresh fruits and vegetables in an urban landscape: A geospatial assessment of ground level and rooftop urban agriculture potential in Boston, USA – ScienceDirect

Urban parcels can potentially be leveraged for developing a local urban food system by growing high yield food crops. Here, a remote sensing and GIS-based modeling framework was developed to locate and quantify available area for urban farming,…

Gardening as a mental health intervention: a review

Gardening as a mental health intervention: a review

The number of gardening-based mental health interventions is increasing, yet when the literature was last reviewed in 2003, limited evidence of their effectiveness was identified. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the current evidence-ba…

Characteristics and motivations of potential users of urban allotment gardens: The case of Vila Nova de Gaia municipal network of urban allotment gardens

Characteristics and motivations of potential users of urban allotment gardens: The case of Vila Nova de Gaia municipal network of urban allotment gardens

Demand for urban allotment plots has recently increased in Portugal but little is known about the characteristics and motivations of the demanding population, and if and how its characteristics affect its motivations.

In this article, we use t…

Viabilité des microfermes maraîchères biologiques : Une étude inductive combinant méthodes qualitatives et modélisation

Viabilité des microfermes maraîchères biologiques : Une étude inductive combinant méthodes qualitatives et modélisation

L’agriculture urbaine est devenue en moins de vingt ans un sujet d’actualité politique et scientifique. La dimension multifonctionnelle de cette agriculture (souveraineté alimentaire urbaine, contribution au lien social, fourniture de services …

Specificities of French community gardens as environmental stewardships

Specificities of French community gardens as environmental stewardships

Community-based efforts are essential to address urban social–ecological challenges. Here, we focus on French community gardens. Through participant observation and semistructured interviews, this study seeks to provide empirical evidence on: (…

A Global Geospatial Ecosystem Services Estimate of Urban Agriculture

A Global Geospatial Ecosystem Services Estimate of Urban Agriculture

Though urban agriculture (UA), defined here as growing of crops in cities, is increasing in popularity and importance globally, little is known about the aggregate benefits of such natural capital in built-up areas. Here, we introduce a quantit…

School Gardens: A Qualitative Study on Implementation Practices

School Gardens: A Qualitative Study on Implementation Practices

School gardens have beneficial effects on children’s dietary behaviors but information on its implementation is scarce. The current study aimed to gain insight in implementation practices of school gardens and in perceptions of key members and …

Rooftop farming on urban waste provides many ecosystem services

Rooftop farming on urban waste provides many ecosystem services

Urban farming, especially on rooftops, is a popular and growing topic in both the media and the scientific literature, providing a genuine opportunity to meet some of the challenges linked to urban development worldwide. However, relatively lit…