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This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted 'compact city' solution. It provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture. By growing food within an urban rather than exclusively rural environment, urban agriculture would reduce the need for industrialized production, packaging and transportation of foodstuffs to the city dwelling consumers. The revolutionary and innovative concepts put forth in this book have potential to shape the future of our cities quality of life within them.

Urban design is shown in practice through international case studies and the arguments presented are supported by quantified economic, environmental and social justifications.

* Is THE first book on urban agriculture for architects, landscape architects and urban designers

* Presents concepts with the potential to have an immense impact on the future shape of cities

* Includes over 200 images providing readers a clear visual idea of this pioneering subject

Synopsis:

This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted 'compact city' solution. It provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture. By growing food within an urban rather than exclusively rural environment, urban agriculture would reduce the need for industrialized production, packaging and transportation of foodstuffs to the city dwelling consumers. The revolutionary and innovative concepts put forth in this book have potential to shape the future of our cities quality of life within them.

Urban design is shown in practice through international case studies and the arguments presented are supported by quantified economic, environmental and social justifications.

* Is THE first book on urban agriculture for architects, landscape architects and urban designers

* Presents concepts with the potential to have an immense impact on the future shape of cities

* Includes over 200 images providing readers a clear visual idea of this pioneering subject

About the Author

Andre Viljoen is ‘famous in his field’ in the manner of Sue Roaf. He has been working with the Low Energy Architecture Research Unit has been developing design propositions exploring the potential for integrating Urban Agriculture into Cities.

Andre Viljoen, Bohn and Viljoen Architects and Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture and Design, University of Brighton, UK.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, PREFACE, FORWARD, AN INTRODUCTORY GLOSSARY, CARROT & CITY : THE CONCEPT OF CPULs, New Space for old Space : An urban vision, More Space with less Space : An urban design strategy, PLANNING FOR CPULs, Urban Agriculture, More Food with less Space : Why bother?, Urban Agriculture and sustainable urban development, Food Miles, Sandwell : A rich country and food for the poor, Plant-It, New Cities with more Life : benefits and obstacles, The Economics of Urban Agriculture, Changing consumer behaviour: The role of Farmers Markets, The social role of community farms and gardens in the city, Recycling systems at the urban scale, Open Urban Space, Food in Time : The history of English open urban space as a European example, Food in Space : CPULs amongst contemporary open urban space, Urban Space Atlas, Designs on the plot : The Future for Allotments in Urban Landscapes, International experience, Urban Agriculture in Havana, Cuba : Laboratory for urban agriculture, Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in S&E Africa : Economic, Planning and Social dimensions, Moulsecoomb : Discovering a Micro-PUL, Allotments, plots and crops in Britain, Urban food growing : New landscapes, new thinking, Permaculture and productive urban landscapes, Utilitarian Dreams : Examples from other countries, CARROT & CITY : PRACTICAL VISIONING, New Space for old Cities : Vision for landscape, More City with less Space : Vision for life style, More or less : Food for thought, APPENDIX, INDEX, CONTACTS

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Jeremy Delgado, November 21, 2009 (view all comments by Jeremy Delgado)
This book is urban planning of the future. Farming in the city creates good living & good architecture- at least thats the idea presented in CPULS. This book is the evolution of what great thinkers like Christopher Alexander have been writing about. The difference here in this book is that it adapts these good ideas to the future we will likely be living in soon. It has taken too long for this book to catch on to the mainstream. As it is the ideas being built now are not far from what this book suggests. A MUST READ for architects & urban planners that way they can take this book to levels beyond what the authors suggest and that seems to be what the authors want.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780750655439
Author:
Viljoen, Andre
Editor:
Howe, Joe
Editor:
Bohn, Katrin
Editor:
Howe, Joe
Editor:
Bohn, Katrin
Publisher:
Architectural Press
Location:
N
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Copyright:
Publication Date:
December 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
246 x 189 in.

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"Synopsis" by , This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted 'compact city' solution. It provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture. By growing food within an urban rather than exclusively rural environment, urban agriculture would reduce the need for industrialized production, packaging and transportation of foodstuffs to the city dwelling consumers. The revolutionary and innovative concepts put forth in this book have potential to shape the future of our cities quality of life within them.

Urban design is shown in practice through international case studies and the arguments presented are supported by quantified economic, environmental and social justifications.

* Is THE first book on urban agriculture for architects, landscape architects and urban designers

* Presents concepts with the potential to have an immense impact on the future shape of cities

* Includes over 200 images providing readers a clear visual idea of this pioneering subject

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