Designing Urban Agriculture: A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes

Designing Urban Agriculture: A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes

April Philips

Language: English

Pages: 290

ISBN: 2:00244646

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A comprehensive overview of edible landscapes--complete with more than 300 full-color photos and illustrations

"Designing Urban 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. It 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.

This unique and indispensable guide:
* Details how to plan, design, fund, construct, and leverage the sustainability aspects of the edible landscape typology
* Covers over a dozen typologies including community gardens, urban farms, edible estates, green roofs and vertical walls, edible school yards, seed to table, food landscapes within parks, plazas, streetscapes and green infrastructure systems and more
* Explains how to design regenerative edible landscapes that benefit both community and ecology and explores the connections between food, policy, and planning that promote viable food shed systems for more resilient communities
* Examines the integration of management, maintenance, and operations issues
* Reveals how to create a business model enterprise that addresses a lifecycle approach
















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to schedule an impartial project synthesis evaluation with the team and stakeholders. This task evaluates the solidness of the data synthesis and tests the preliminary systems framework plan to verify that system connectivity can support a lifecycle process within the community or region. It evaluates the preliminary budget plan and evaluates whether the systems framework plan has traction with local community and jurisdictions. SPHERE 4 = SYSTEMS INTEGRATION…

The expected yield of a crop such as carrots in this scenario would be about 100 pounds (Markham 2010). In urban areas where land is at a premium, this type of one-dimensional farming is not the most feasi- Systems Integration and Connections ble use of the land since it is wasteful of limited available resources. It is more feasible in peri-urban areas or new sustainable planned communities, where farmland can become part of the open space infrastructure and community supported agriculture

Fram, Charleston 191 Riverpark Farm, Manhattan 202 VF Outdoors Campus, Alameda 209 Sacred Heart Organic Garden, Atherton 218 Slow Food Nation Victory Garden, San Francisco 224 Chapter 6   Outreach and Community Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta 227 Urban Food Jungle, prototype 235 Expo 2015, Milan 239 Alemany Farms, San Francisco 250 P-Patch Gardens, Seattle 253 Glide Church, San Francisco 259 Gotham Greens, Brooklyn 261 Bibliography 267 Image credits 271 Index 273 227 Preface DESIGNING

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