ABSTRACT

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.

part |16 pages

Carrot and City

chapter |7 pages

New Space for Old Space

An Urban Vision
ByKatrin Bohn, André Viljoen

chapter |7 pages

More Space with Less Space

An Urban Design Strategy
ByKatrin Bohn, André Viljoen

part |76 pages

Planning for CPULs

chapter |13 pages

More Food with Less Space

Why Bother?
ByAndré Viljoen, Katrin Bohn, Joe Howe

chapter |8 pages

Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Urban Development

ByHerbert Giradet

chapter |8 pages

Food Miles

ByAngela Paxton

chapter |4 pages

Sandwell

A Rich Country and Food for the Poor
ByAndré Viljoen

chapter |4 pages

Plan it

An Inclusive Approach to Environmentally Sustainable Planning
BySusannah Hagan

chapter |9 pages

New Cities with More Life

Benefits and Obstacles
ByJoe Howe, André Viljoen, Katrin Bohn

chapter |4 pages

Changing Consumer Behaviour

The Role of Farmers' Markets
ByNina Planck

chapter |4 pages

Recycling Systems at the Urban Scale

ByMargi Lennartsson

part |39 pages

Planning for CPULs

chapter |13 pages

Food in Time: The History of English Open Urban Space as a European Example

ByJoe Howe, Katrin Bohn, André Viljoen

chapter |16 pages

Food in Space

CPULs Amongst Contemporary Open Urban Space
ByKatrin Bohn, André Viljoen

chapter |8 pages

Designs on the Plot

The Future for Allotments in Urban Landscapes
ByDavid Crouch, Richard Wiltshire

part |103 pages

Planning for CPULs

chapter |11 pages

Urban Agriculture in Havana

Opportunities for the Future
ByJorge Peña Díaz, Phil Harris

chapter |46 pages

Cuba

Laboratory for Urban Agriculture
ByAndré Viljoen, Joe Howe

chapter |8 pages

Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in East and Southern Africa

Economic, Planning and Social Dimensions
ByBeacon Mbiba

chapter |6 pages

Moulsecoomb

Discovering a Micro-Pul
ByAndré Viljoen, Katrin Bohn

chapter |11 pages

Allotments, Plots and Crops in Britain

ByH.F. Cook, H.C. Lee, A. Perez-Vazquez

chapter |4 pages

Urban Food Growing

New Landscapes, New Thinking
BySimon Michaels

chapter |8 pages

Permaculture and Productive Urban Landscapes

ByGraeme Sherriff

chapter |7 pages

Utilitarian Dreams

Examples from Other Countries
ByAndré Viljoen

part |33 pages

Carrot and City

chapter |12 pages

New Space for Old Cities

Vision for Landscape
ByKatrin Bohn, André Viljoen

chapter |14 pages

More City with Less Space

Vision for Lifestyle
ByKatrin Bohn, André Viljoen

chapter |5 pages

More or Less

Food for Thought
ByAndré Viljoen, Katrin Bohn