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Achieving sustainable urban agriculture

  • ID: 5067388
  • Report
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 408 pages
  • Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
This collection reviews key recent research on developing urban and peri-urban agriculture. Chapters first discuss ways of building urban agriculture, from planning and business models to building social networks to support local supply chains. Other chapters survey developments in key technologies for urban agriculture, including rooftop systems and vertical farming. The book also assesses challenges and improvements in irrigation, waste management, composting/soil nutrition and pest management. The final group of chapters provides a series of case studies on urban farming of particular commodities, including horticultural produce, livestock and forestry.
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Part 1 Building urban agriculture networks
1. Creating a supportive public policy framework for urban agriculture: Johannes S. C. Wiskerke, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
2. The changing role of urban agriculture in municipal planning: from planning for urban agriculture to urban agriculture for planning: Nevin Cohen, City University of New York, USA
3. Urban agriculture and local communities: encouraging engagement, building cohesion, and linking to global agreements: Laine Young, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada; and Alison Blay-Palmer, Wilfrid Laurier University and The Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada
4. Building continuous productive (peri-)urban landscapes: André Viljoen and Katrin Bohn, University of Brighton, UK
5. Building natural resource networks: urban agriculture and the circular economy: Stefano Pascucci, University of Exeter, UK

Part 2 Technologies for urban agriculture
6. Rooftop systems for urban agriculture: Elisa Appolloni and Francesco Orsini, Bologna University, Italy; and Cecilia Stanghellini, Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture, The Netherlands
7. Vertical farming systems for urban agriculture: Dickson Despommier, Columbia University, USA
8. Redirecting nutrients in urban waste to urban agriculture: Rosanne Wielemaker and Jan Weijma, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
9. Pest management for urban agriculture: Giovanni G. Bazzocchi, University of Bologna, Italy

Part 3 Case studies
10.Optimizing horticulture for urban agriculture: B. W. Alsanius, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; M. Jirström, Lund University, Sweden; M. T. Naznin and S. Khalil, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; and E.-C. Ekström, Uppsala University, Sweden
11.Optimizing livestock farming in urban agriculture: Delia Grace, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya; Elizabeth Cook, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya and University of Liverpool, UK; and Johanna Lindahl, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya and Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
12.Optimising aquaculture/aquaponics in urban agriculture: developing rooftop water farms: Anja Steglich, Grit Bürgow and Angela Million, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
13.Optimizing urban beekeeping: Erik Stange, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway
14.Optimising urban forestry: the food connection: Cecil C. Konijnendijk and Hyeone Park, University of British Columbia, Canada;
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