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Agricultural Urbanism
Agricultural Urbanism

Agricultural Urbanism

Handbook for Building Sustainable Food Systems in 21st Century Cities

Edited by Janine de la Salle, Edited by Mark Holland

ARCHITECTURE

200 Pages, 6.75 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: April 2010

ISBN 9780981243429

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Libri Publishing (Apr 2010)
Green Frigate Books

Price: $24.95
 
 

Overview

Taking sustainable food systems far beyond community gardens and local farms, this guide, compiled by some of the most innovative leaders of the agricultural urbanism movement, envisions much larger networks that include food-processing businesses, organic-food wholesalers, and many kinds of training programs. Outlining key strategies for creating food precincts in towns and cities, the discussion describes ways to grow produce all year round and unify urban and rural life in innovative ways.

Reviews

"I am adopting Agricultural Urbanism for my course 'Planning for Sustainable Communities.' This is an excellent book." —LaDonna Knigge, Department of Geography and Planning, California State University (2010)

"Integrates a variety of sources: novels, photo essays, monographs, environmental reports, and urban plans to document the effort to stave off the inevitable in a place 'associated with impermanence and imminent death.'" —Bruce Stephenson, Rollins College

Author Biography

Janine de la Salle is the director of the sustainable-food-system practice at HB Lanarc Consultants in Vancouver, British Columbia, and a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council. Mark Holland is an accredited planner and landscape architect at HB Lanarc Consultants.