Agriculture is about the intersection of ecology, design, and
community. Showcasing projects and designers from around the world who
are forging new paths to the sustainable city through urban agriculture
landscapes, it creates a dialogue on the ways to invite food back into
the city and pave a path to healthier communities and environments.
|This full-color guide
begins with a foundation of ecological principles and the idea that the
food shed is part of a city's urban systems network.
outlines a design
process based on systems thinking and developed for a lifecycle or
regenerative-based approach. It also presents strategies, tools, and
guidelines that enable informed decisions on planning, designing,
budgeting, constructing, maintaining, marketing, and increasing the
sustainability of this re-invented cityscape. Case studies demonstrate
the environmental, economic, and social value of these landscapes and
reveal paths to a greener and healthier urban environment.
Designing Urban Agriculture
A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and
Management of Edible Landscapes
by April Philips
in The Book Stall