chapter  13
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Conclusion

ByMark Redwood

In the face of urban development and the stunning rise of value in urban land markets, urban agriculture (UA) continues on. Although it is not an activity that will ever make huge financial sums, it is a keystone in the lives of millions of people in the South. The argument that UA will inevitably be replaced by buildings and other built infrastructure is a fallacy: UA has always existed and will continue to do so. Moreover, as we reconsider how the sustainable city of the 21st century will evolve, the inherent promise of UA to reuse wastes and minimize the environmental impact of food production will be a significant part of this visioning process.