Lookup NU author(s): Maggie Roe,
Dr Suzanne Speak
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This paper reflects on the cultivation of landscapes for food in urban and urban fringe areas. Urban agriculture and food production is now gaining attention from academics and policy-makers as a potential contributor to more sustainable urban living. A summary literature review (based on a larger study) indicates the plurality of theoretical approaches and a considerable history of urban food cultivation and landscape issues. Through a critical analysis of current research and project initiatives around the world, seven key issues are identified: interaction with landscape, community connections, lifestyle choice and healthy food production, social inclusion and equity, landscape character, technologies, urban policy and the regeneration of landscapes. We suggest that these provide a useful basis for further investigation into a rich area of potential landscape research.
Author(s): Roe MH, Sarlöv Herlin I, Speak S
Editor(s): Isabel Silva and Teresa Portela Marques
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Landscape: A Place of Cultivation (ECLAS 2014)
Year of Conference: 2014
Print publication date: 21/09/2014
Online publication date: 21/09/2014
Acceptance date: 20/08/2014
Publisher: University of Porto/ECLAS