Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture.

Author: Gundula Proksch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317751557

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies of urban farms, and inspires community and design tools for innovative operations and sustainable urban environments that produce fresh, local food. Over 70 projects and 16 in-depth case studies of productive, integrated systems, located in North America, Europe, and Asia ,are organized by their emphasis on nutrient, water, and energy management, farm operation, community integration and design approaches so that you can see innovative strategies in action. Interviews with leading architecture firms, including WORKac, Kiss + Cathcart, Weber Thompson, CJ Lim/Studio 8, and SOA Architectes, highlight the challenges and rewards you face when creating urban agriculture systems. Catalogs of growing and building systems, a glossary, bibliography, and abstracts will help you find information fast.
Categories: Architecture

State of the World 2011

State of the World 2011

All across subSaharan Africa and throughout the developing world, communities
are creating locally adapted urban agricultural systems to address critical issues
of nutrition, gender equality, income, and food security. (See Table 10–1.) ...

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610916288

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 960

A compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on global innovations that can help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues including poverty, international politics, and even gender equity.
Categories: Nature

Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture

The more an agricultural system approaches the pattern defined by Gómez-
Villarino, the further it will move from productivity patterns. ... As a result of
studying and analyzing these works, we proposed a descriptive approach of the
multifunctionality of peri-urban agricultural systems, ... and the agricultural
structures that are implemented. • Creating new
landscape forms: as ...

Author: Mohamed Samer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535124030

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 140

View: 720

This book provides useful information about Urban Agriculture, which includes the production of crops in small to large lots, vertical production on walls, windows (window farms), rooftops (green roofs), urban gardens, farmer's markets, economic models of urban gardening, peri-urban agricultural systems, and spatial planning and evolution of the land uses. Additionally, this book elucidates further agricultural technologies, such as the aquaculture systems.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Regenerative Urban Development Climate Change and the Common Good

Regenerative Urban Development  Climate Change and the Common Good

This goes beyond the vision of creating green, energy self-sufficient cities to that
of creating urban socioecological ... Permaculture (Mollison 1997) and
Biodynamics (Joly 2007; Steiner 2005) are two such agricultural systems that
work toward ...

Author: Beth Schaefer Caniglia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351367332

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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This volume focuses on the theory and practice of the regenerative development paradigm that is rapidly displacing sustainability as the most fertile ground for climate change adaptation research. This book brings together key thinkers in this field to develop a meaningful synthesis between the existing practice of regenerative development and the input of scholars in the social sciences. It begins by providing an expert introduction to the history, principles, and practices of regenerative development before going on to present a thorough theoretical examination by known theorists from disciplines including sociology, geography, and ethics. A section on regenerative development practices illustrates the need to significantly advance our understanding of how urbanization, climate change, and inequality interact at every scale of development work. Finally, the book ends with a serious consideration of the ways in which integrated systems thinking in higher education could result in a curriculum for the next generation of regenerative development professionals. Regenerative Urban Development, Climate Change and the Common Good will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners of regenerative development, climate change, urban planning, and public policy.
Categories: Business & Economics



The Social, Political, and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture Luc
J. A. Mougeot ... thus masking the differential opportunities and constraints of
different groups of urban dwellers in creating, shaping and ... agricultural systems

Author: Luc J. A. Mougeot

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 9781552501863

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 305

View: 648

?A rare achievement, one of the first books to link technological and behavioural change to the sustainability agenda?Charles Landry, author of The Creative City?Any course interested in sustainable development in practice would benefit from the case studies here?Dr Adrian Smith, SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UKTwo disjointed voices can be identified in the prevailing sustainability discourse: one technology-focused, the other favouring behavioural solutions. This new, practical text bridges the gap in a 'co-evolutionary' framework, enabling more sustainable policies and projects to be developed.Arguing that technical and social realms are much more connected than most people concerned with sustainability tend to admit, the author has developed an innovative and integrated strategy that encourages planners, architects and politicians to work with end-users in 'co-designing' technologies and infrastructures that make socially desired behaviours more attractive. Having explained the nature of the problem, the author outlines key concepts and shared characteristics of co-evolutionary projects and anticipates possible criticisms. Through detailed analysis and diverse case studies, the reader is presented with a clear picture of a more holistic approach to planning sustainable cities and regions, which will be invaluable for students and professionals alike.This will be an invaluable textbook and planning tool suitable for students of science and technology studies (STS), regional policy and planning, and practitioners including city and regional planners, policy makers and consultants.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture

The paper places emphasisoninstitutionalarrangements,e.g.lawsandincentives
for creating sustainable systems. ... however, three approaches have informed
our investigation: (i) the Food and Agricultural Organization's framework for the ...

Author: Craig Pearson

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849774857

Category: Political Science

Page: 126

View: 281

Most of us live in cities. These are becoming increasingly complex and removed from broad-scale agriculture. Yet within cities there are many examples of greenspaces and local food production that bring multiple benefits that often go unnoticed. This book presents a collection of the latest thinking on the multiple dimensions of sustainable greenspace and food production within cities. It describes the diversity of "urban agriculture" and seeks a balanced representation between the biophysical and the social. It deals with urban agriculture across scales - from indoor plants to farm-scale filtration of greywater. A range of examples and initiatives from both developed and developing countries is described and evaluated. (Publisher)
Categories: Political Science

Perspectives on Metropolitan Agricultural Systems

Perspectives on Metropolitan Agricultural Systems

By creating a system where urban people can learn to have some control of their
own life support systems , some healthy changes in our civilization may take
place . Self - management of life support systems can possibly be expanded to ...

Author: L. Eudora Pettigrew


ISBN: NWU:35556021549175

Category: Agricultural industries

Page: 133

View: 558

Categories: Agricultural industries

The Urban Ecosystem and Resource conserving Urbanism in Third World Cities

The Urban Ecosystem and Resource conserving Urbanism in Third World Cities

Ecodevelopment and Third World Urban Regions . A Policy Prospective ...
Creating Urban - Agro Ecosystems - An Essential Part of a Renewable Energy
Future . ” Paper prepared for ... Agricultural Systems 4 ( 15 ) : 1 - 27 . Newcombe ,
K . , J ...



ISBN: UTEXAS:059172130671042

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 190

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Categories: Cities and towns

Urban Homesteading

Urban Homesteading

By the early 1980s, the concept had broadened from agricultural systems design
towards complete, sustainable human ... of listening, observing, and responding
to nature's ways as the means for creating healthy, enduring human settlements.

Author: Rachel Kaplan

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781616080549

Category: Gardening

Page: 292

View: 565

Teaches self-reliance, sustainability, and green living in urban areas, from growing food with limited space and making solar cookers to raising chickens.
Categories: Gardening

Environmental Protection Indicators for California

Environmental Protection Indicators for California

These activities include replacing natural biological communities with agricultural
systems , introducing hydrologic or chemical cycle alterations , and changing the
earth's surface by creating urban areas . The two key characteristics of land ...



ISBN: MINN:31951D02189420P

Category: California

Page: 28

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Categories: California



... stabilizing biological systems, developing renewable energy, constructing
sustainable transportation and agricultural systems, creating green jobs and an
educational system that prepares people for them, rethinking urban planning,
and ...

Author: Jeremy L. Caradonna

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199372423

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 444

The word is nearly ubiquitous: at the grocery store we shop for "sustainable foods" that were produced from "sustainable agriculture"; groups ranging from small advocacy organizations to city and state governments to the United Nations tout "sustainable development" as a strategy for local and global stability; and woe betide the city-dweller who doesn't aim for a "sustainable lifestyle." Seeming to have come out of nowhere to dominate the discussion-from permaculture to renewable energy to the local food movement-the ideas that underlie and define sustainability can be traced back several centuries. In this illuminating and fascinating primer, Jeremy L. Caradonna does just that, approaching sustainability from a historical perspective and revealing the conditions that gave it shape. Locating the underpinnings of the movement as far back as the 1660s, Caradonna considers the origins of sustainability across many fields throughout Europe and North America. Taking us from the emergence of thoughts guiding sustainable yield forestry in the late 17th and 18th centuries, through the challenges of the Industrial Revolution, the birth of the environmental movement, and the emergence of a concrete effort to promote a balanced approach to development in the latter half of the 20th century, he shows that while sustainability draws upon ideas of social justice, ecological economics, and environmental conservation, it is more than the sum of its parts and blends these ideas together into a dynamic philosophy. Caradonna's book broadens our understanding of what "sustainability" means, revealing how it progressed from a relatively marginal concept to an ideal that shapes everything from individual lifestyles, government and corporate strategies, and even national and international policy. For anyone seeking understand the history of those striving to make the world a better place to live, here's a place to start.
Categories: Science

Development and Urban Africa

Development and Urban Africa

These emerging urban systems and landscapes became part and parcel of the
overall colonial project , whose main purpose was to tap raw ... and urban
development in West Africa were organically linked to local patterns of trade and
the agricultural systems ... resulted in unbalanced spatial and urban systems
creating in some cases the classic « parasitic » cities , which dominate national
economies .

Author: Christoph Stein


ISBN: IND:30000078424987

Category: Africa

Page: 278

View: 233

Categories: Africa

Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation

Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation

Cuba's subsequent shift to an urban agricultural system employing sustainable
farming practices provides a model for change that could ... at 692–95 (
presenting an extensive overview of Cuba's pre- and post - revolution agricultural
systems , the subsequent food crisis ... Ing on over 169 171 protein intake
dropping as much as thirty percent 2010 ] Creating a Sustainable Urban
Agriculture Revolution 231.



ISBN: UCSD:31822039145644

Category: Environmental law


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Categories: Environmental law

Global Perspectives on Agroecology and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Global Perspectives on Agroecology and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Most importantly , of the nine systems studied , the home garden had the highest
root surface area of small diameter ... The construction of an all - weather road to
the region had greatly increased access to distant urban markets , creating a ...

Author: Patricia Allen


ISBN: UCSC:32106009319184

Category: Agricultural ecology

Page: 730

View: 196

Articles are presented on: 1. Setting the context for a discussion of sustainable agriculture, 2. Socioeconomic analysis of sustainable agriculture, 3. Research approaches to sustainable agriculture, 4. Environmental quality: problems and solutions, 5. Food safety and marketing systems of organic products, 6. Agricultural development: case studies and perspectives, 7. Analysis and design of sustainable farming systems, 8. Traditional farming systems in Latin America, 9. Nonchemical pest management: weeds, 10. Nonchemical pest management: insects, nematodes and pathogens, 11. Soil management and plant nutrition: the relationship to pest control, 12. Soil fertility and soil amendments, 13. New applications for plants in the agricultural systems
Categories: Agricultural ecology

An Environmental History of Russia

An Environmental History of Russia

Creating. the. Socialist. Industrial,. Urban,. and. Agricultural. Environment. During
the New Economic Policy of the mid-1920s, the ... Irrigation systems spread
across vast arid and semiarid areas of Central Asia, although never to the scale
that ...

Author: Paul Josephson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107354647

Category: History


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The former Soviet empire spanned eleven time zones and contained half the world's forests; vast deposits of oil, gas and coal; various ores; major rivers such as the Volga, Don and Angara; and extensive biodiversity. These resources and animals, as well as the people who lived in the former Soviet Union - Slavs, Armenians, Georgians, Azeris, Kazakhs and Tajiks, indigenous Nenets and Chukchi - were threatened by environmental degradation and extensive pollution. This environmental history of the former Soviet Union explores the impact that state economic development programs had on the environment. The authors consider the impact of Bolshevik ideology on the establishment of an extensive system of nature preserves, the effect of Stalinist practices of industrialization and collectivization on nature, and the rise of public involvement under Khrushchev and Brezhnev, and changes to policies and practices with the rise of Gorbachev and the break-up of the USSR.
Categories: History

World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

7195 BROWN , K. Urban gardening : creating community through agriculture . In
Small farming systems for the Midwest and reintegrating agriculture and
community in the Midwest . Proceedings of a two - part seminar series , University
of ...



ISBN: OSU:32435061491585

Category: Agriculture


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Categories: Agriculture

A New Hope for Sustainable Development in Africa

A New Hope for Sustainable Development in Africa

... creating methodologies , and developing design criteria for appropriate ,
sustainable farming systems ( based on single or a small group of peri - urban
households ) , and will provide guidelines for policy formulation and effective
agricultural ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105029463309

Category: Breweries

Page: 222

View: 977

Categories: Breweries

Research on Agricultural Systems

Research on Agricultural Systems

Moreover , they are no longer contained in a closed circuit and it is difficult to
define them as " self - creating systems ” , to ... cf. the Chicago School of
Sociology regarding urban problems in the United States or English
anthropology regarding ...

Author: Jean Philippe Colin

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028662141

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

View: 765

The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of research on agricultural systems that is both broad and selective. The focus is broad, by covering approaches used in a number of disciplines, as well as in multidisciplinary studies, and by defining agricultural systems to include cropping systems, fanning systems, agricultural household systems, and agricultural systems at higher levels such as the agrarian system. The focus is selective by emphasizing key methods and ongoing debates, rather than attempting a comprehensive review of literature. Most previous reviews of research on agricultural systems have concentrated on a particular approach, eg farming systems research (FSR), including comparisons of anglophone and francophone variants of FSR, or on research conducted in specific geographical settings.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Agricultural Systems Efficiency

Agricultural Systems Efficiency

While creating new jobs , it has also provoked the migration of rural poors to
cities and resulted in urban slums . On the . other hand , this migration causes a
deterioration of rural areas and rural small scale traditional industries .
Schumacher ...

Author: Minoru Ueda


ISBN: STANFORD:36105039959437

Category: Agricultural innovations

Page: 580

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Categories: Agricultural innovations

Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools

Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools

Establish an agriculture , food , fiber , and natural Actions : resources systems
education network . ... The student body in urban agricultural schools is much
smaller than the typical urban high school , creating a smaller learning
community with ...

Author: Lloyd James Phipps

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: WISC:89097009831

Category: Education

Page: 553

View: 255

The Handbook on Agricultural Education is the leading text for college students enrolled in agricultural education programs, and it is now available in its 6th edition. This new edition addresses all components of effective middle school and high school agricultural education programs within the context of national educational policies and trends in schooling. Sound philosophical perspectives, research-based practices, and application scenarios are offered throughout. This text emphasizes contemporary approaches for developing and delivering agricultural education programs, with detailed focus on strategies for enhancing learning in the core subjects, experiential learning, laboratory instruction, and problem solving. It is designed as the perfect reference for university students who are preparing to become agriculture educators in public schools, and emphasizes inquiry-based, problem solving, and experiential learning strategies for teaching and learning in agricultural education. There are photos and illustrations throughout that help clarify the key concepts, and new to this edition are chapters addressing youth leadership development and supervised experience programs. This established book functions as an ideal text as well as a professional reference.
Categories: Education