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Mapping and Characterizing Urban Agriculture with Satellite Imagery – Lisbon, Portugal

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Cultivating the City: Mapping and Characterizing Urban Agriculture with Satellite Imagery – Lisbon, Portugal

By Sérgio Freire, T. Santos, and J. A. Tenedório,
posted on November 26th, 2009
in Agriculture, Articles, Biodiversity, Earth Observation, Sustainability

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The city of Lisbon, Portugal, has historically expanded towards areas occupied by farms, orchards, and olive groves, thus integrating some rural character. This process was complemented by the influx of immigrants from the rural countryside or from abroad who had farming habits. While until recently this land use activity was perceived as marginal and simply tolerated by public officials, there are now municipal plans to expand it, organize it, and integrate it in the city planning process.

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