Global Urban Agriculture

Convergence of Theory and Practice between North and South

July 2017
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  • Published
    6th July 2017
  • ISBN 9781780647326
  • Language English
  • Pages 280 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

There has been growing attention to urban agriculture (UA) worldwide because of its role in making cities more sustainable from an environmental perspective while also contributing to the role farming and gardening in the city contribute to social justice. This edited volume brings together current research and case material about urban agriculture from both the Global North (GN) and the Global South (GS), revealing greater areas of overlap than difference both theoretically and substantively, and that research in one area can help inform the other. It explains how urban agriculture supports livelihoods, provides ecosystem services and community development; its contribution to social capital, networks, and agro-biodiversity conservation.

1: Defining and Theorizing Global Urban Agriculture
2: A View from the South: Bringing Critical Planning Theory to Urban Agriculture
3: Barriers and Benefits of North American Urban Agriculture
4: A Survey of Urban Community Gardeners in the United States of America
5: Gardens in the City: Community, Politics, and Place in San Diego, California
6: "Growing Food is Hard Work:" The Labor Challenges of Urban Agriculture in Houston, Texas
7: The Marketing of Vegetables Produced in Cities in Ghana: Implications and Trajectories
8: Hunger for Justice: Building Sustainable and Equitable Communities in Massachusetts
9: Sustainability’s Incomplete Circles: Towards a Just Food Politics in Austin, Texas and Havana, Cuba
10: A Political Ecology of Community Gardens in Australia: From Local to Global Lessons
11: Urban Agriculture as Adaptive Capacity: An Example from Senegal
12: Intersection and Material Flow in Open-Space Urban Farms in Tanzania
13: Relying on Urban Gardens for Survival within the Building of a Modern City in Colombia
14: Regreening Kibera: How Urban Agriculture Changed the Physical and Social Environment of a Large Slum in Kenya
15: Farm Fresh in the City: Urban Grassroots Food Distribution Networks in Finland
16: The Appropriation of Space through "Communist Swarms:" A Socio-Spatial Examination of Urban Apiculture in Washington, DC
17: Urban Agriculture and the Re-Assembly of the City: Lessons from Wuhan, China
18: The Contribution of Smallholder Irrigated Urban Agriculture Towards Household Food Security in Harare, Zimbabwe
19: Community Gardens as Urban Social-Ecological Refuges in the Global North
20: Global Urban Agriculture into the Future: Urban Cultivation as Accepted Practice

Antoinette WinklerPrins

Antoinette WinklerPrins is at Johns Hopkins University.