Second Nature Urban Agriculture

Author: André Viljoen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317674510
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Second Nature Urban Agriculture from the Author: André Viljoen. This book is the long awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities". "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure. It reviews recent research and projects on the subject and presents concrete actions aimed at making urban agriculture happen. As pioneering thinkers in this area, the authors bring a unique overview to contemporary developments and have the experience to judge opportunities and challenges facing those who wish to create more equitable, resilient, desirable and beautiful cities.

Second Nature Urban Agriculture

Author: Andre Viljoen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415540575
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Second Nature Urban Agriculture from the Author: Andre Viljoen. This book is the long awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities". "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure. Since 2004, when the concept was first put into the public realm, it has had a profound effect on thinking about urban design and the nature of the contemporary city. Driven by the imperatives of climate change mitigation, changing economics, demographics, lifestyle expectations and resource supply, the spatial ideas embodied within the CPUL concept have entered the international urban design discourse. This new book reviews recent research and projects on the subject and presents concrete actions aimed at making urban agriculture happen. Referencing an international body of work, the book addresses issues associated with particular urban locations and their contexts while drawing out transferable lessons and knowledge. As pioneering thinkers in this area, the authors bring a unique overview to contemporary developments and have the experience to judge opportunities and challenges facing those who wish to create more equitable, resilient, desirable and beautiful cities. The book has three parts: the first develops and contextualises the CPUL City theory, the second formulates four CPUL City Actions, and the third presents a repository of contemporary design and subject theory underpinning the CPUL concept and case for urban agriculture. Chapters by international authorities extend and support particular themes and thoughts throughout the book. Prompted by demand from cities, practitioners, activists, designers and planners, "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" is aimed at all those with an interest in developing quality urban spaces for the sustainable city of tomorrow.

Second Nature Urban Agriculture

Author: André Viljoen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317674502
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Second Nature Urban Agriculture from the Author: André Viljoen. Shortlisted for the 2015 RIBA President's Medal for Outstanding University-located Research This book is the long awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities". "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure. It reviews recent research and projects on the subject and presents concrete actions aimed at making urban agriculture happen. As pioneering thinkers in this area, the authors bring a unique overview to contemporary developments and have the experience to judge opportunities and challenges facing those who wish to create more equitable, resilient, desirable and beautiful cities.

Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes

Author: Andre Viljoen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136414320
Size: 60.93 MB
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Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes from the Author: Andre Viljoen. This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted 'compact city' solution. It provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture. By growing food within an urban rather than exclusively rural environment, urban agriculture would reduce the need for industrialized production, packaging and transportation of foodstuffs to the city dwelling consumers. The revolutionary and innovative concepts put forth in this book have potential to shape the future of our cities quality of life within them. Urban design is shown in practice through international case studies and the arguments presented are supported by quantified economic, environmental and social justifications.

Urban Agriculture

Author: Jac Smit
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN:
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Urban Agriculture from the Author: Jac Smit.

Cities And Agriculture

Author: Henk de Zeeuw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317506626
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Cities And Agriculture from the Author: Henk de Zeeuw. As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters on the key dimensions of urban food challenges and types of intra- and peri-urban agriculture. The book provides urban planners, local policy makers and urban development practitioners with an overview of crucial aspects of urban food systems based on an up to date review of research results and practical experiences in both developed and developing countries. By doing so, the international team of authors provides a balanced textbook for students of the growing number of courses on sustainable agriculture, food and urban studies, as well as a solid basis for well-informed policy making, planning and implementation regarding the development of sustainable, resilient and just urban food systems.

Designing Greenways

Author: Paul Cawood Hellmund
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597265959
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Designing Greenways from the Author: Paul Cawood Hellmund. How are greenways designed? What situations lead to their genesis, and what examples best illustrate their potential for enhancing communities and the environment? Designing greenways is a key to protecting landscapes, allowing wildlife to move freely, and finding appropriate ways to bring people into nature. This book brings together examples from ecology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology, and recreation design to illustrate how greenways function and add value to ecosystems and human communities alike. Encompassing everything from urban trail corridors to river floodplains to wilderness-like linkages, greenways preserve or improve the integrity of the landscape, not only by stemming the loss of natural features, but also by engendering new natural and social functions. From 19th-century parks and parkways to projects still on the drawing boards, Designing Greenways is a fascinating introduction to the possibilities-and pitfalls-involved in these ambitious projects. As towns and cities look to greenways as a new way of reconciling man and nature, designers and planners will look to Designing Greenways as an invaluable compendium of best practices.

Urban Agriculture Europe

Author: Frank Lohrberg Lohrberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783868593716
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Urban Agriculture Europe from the Author: Frank Lohrberg Lohrberg. Is it possible to turn inner-city horticulture into urban farming that provides solutions for the food requirements of a constantly growing world population and works at the same time as a viable business model?'Urban Agriculture Europe' is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary publication that addresses urban agriculture in Europe. Apart from well-known examples of food gardening in the midst of metropolises, it also studies activities in smaller towns, agriculture on the urban periphery, as well as experiences in eastern and southern Europe. The contributions analyze various facets of urban agriculture, from economic, spatial, and ecological aspects to questions of business chances, stakeholders’ roles, and policy recommendations. Case studies from Barcelona, Milan, Sofia, Warsaw, Dublin, Lausanne, and Aachen provide a comparative study of European practice. Stakeholder’s statements and a glossary of key words supplement the volume.

Second Nature

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198617
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Second Nature from the Author: Michael Pollan. Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the seventy-five greatest books ever written about gardening, Second Nature has become a manifesto for rethinking our relationship with nature. With chapter ranging from a reconsideration of the Great American Lawn and a dispatch from one man’s war with a woodchuck to reflections on the sexual politics of roses, Pollan captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and exasperation.