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Planting the City: Reclaiming Precious Space for Urban Agriculture in Amsterdam

by Holly Hixson

When you imagine living in a densely populated city, what is the first image that pops in your head? Maybe it’s that of a concrete jungle; busy streets where individuals dance around each other trying to get to work, col... Read article

Amsterdam’s First Urban CSA: Pluk! Groenten van West

by Sarah Essbai

Amsterdam, the Netherlands is home to a thriving urban food scene. A strong interest in food production, distribution and consumption patterns has been growing steadily in the past few years. Food initiatives are multipl... Read article

SF Urban Film Fest Spotlights Berkeley’s Occupy the Farm Movement

by Rosabella Alvarez-Calderón

It all started with a cocktail; a combination of tequila, cilantro, coriander, lime, and special hot peppers from the University of California-Berkeley Gill Tract Community Farm, a collaborative urban farming project... Read article

Iowa Urbanizes as Large Farm Operations Put Small Towns Out of Work

by Molly Carpenter

Iowa is the U.S. state most associated with farming; it produces more corn and soybean than any other state, and 92% of the land is designated for agriculture. As farming practices change, the urban landscape changes wit... Read article

“Green Home” Boom in Galway, Ireland Connected to Increase of Urban Farms?

by Alan Bannon

Galway, Ireland has seen an increase in the number of buildings, especially homes, that are designed to be environmentally friendly. These homes can be termed "green homes." However, they are more often called "passive h... Read article

Book Review of “Garden Cities: Theory & Practice of Agrarian Urbanism” by Andres Duany

by Jennifer Garcia

Is agriculture the new golf? Former skeptic Andres Duany says it very well could be. I was fortunate enough to hear Duany speak on his book, "Garden Cities: Theory & Practice of Agrarian Urbanism." As usual, he didn'... Read article

The Transformation of Conflict: Urban Displacement in Colombia

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

In previous posts I've discussed the situation of Colombian cities and a country that after decades of conflict is finally witnessing a resolution to its problems. And for the first time in years, has started talking abo... Read article

Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Ordinance Inspires Changes to Vacant Lots

by Meg Mulhall

If you take a break from the media coverage of Detroit that focuses on the City’s ever-increasing unemployment rate, ample vacant land and rampant blight, you will notice some optimistic trends in sustainability, from o... Read article

The Dirty Truth About Urbanization in Milan, Italy

by Maxwell Vidaver

What happens when we run out of farmland, green recreation space, and forests that inhale carbon dioxide? An increasingly significant global problem is the amount of land and soil that is lost to urban development.... Read article

Urban Farming Growing in Shanghai, China

by Sophie Plottel

After years of relentless growth, Shanghai, China is entering a new phase of environmentally sustainable development. Issues such as urban farming have become hot topics of discussion. Ever-increasing urban density, comp... Read article

Kane County, Illinois: Uniting Health and Urban Planning

by Sean Glowacz

Does the design of your environment, the man-made structures and infrastructure that permeate nearly every aspect of your life, influence behavior directly related to your personal health? The government of Kane County, ... Read article

A Return to Detroit’s Roots: An Urban Agriculture Debate

by Meg Mulhall

Detroit’s downfall is a storied urban planning nightmare. One largely important factor in the city’s decline is the rapid population exodus it continues to experience. Population loss has resulted in vast amounts of vaca... Read article

Urban Agriculture in Ankara, Turkey: Ataturk Forest Farm

by Selin Mutdoğan

Creating green areas in big cities is necessary for people to live better lives. Places for urban agriculture, away from park and recreation areas, in cities, contribute to economic and ecological sustainability, as ... Read article