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Canadian National Treasure – Landscape Architect – Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

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Interviews with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, born in 1921

‘Oral histories with significant landscape architects’
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Interviews with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander done in the summer of 2008

Recognized as a national treasure in Canada, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander has been creating innovative landscapes for more than sixty years.

A leader in the profession, her work with preeminent architects throughout Canada and the United States, has provided sustainable solutions for private gardens and public spaces alike.

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Detroit City Council Legalizes Urban Farming

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Interview with Kami Pothukuchi, Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Wayne State University

WDET
March 19, 2013

While the state took over Detroit’s finances and Kwame Kilpatrick received guilty verdicts last week, Detroit City Council approved a zoning ordinance that legalizes urban farming in Detroit. WDET’s Laura Weber-Davis speaks with Kami Pothukuchi, Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Wayne State University, about the urban agriculture zoning ordinance and why it’s important to gardeners and farmers in Detroit.

Link here.

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FAO Latin American e-learning course on urban agriculture

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Brazilian children at city farm. Photo by Marcos Victorino. Click image for larger size.

Agricultura Urbana y Periurbana como herramienta para la seguridad alimentaria y el desarrollo municipal

E-learning course on Urban Agriculture at the Municipal Level held, since 2009, at the virtual platform of the FAO – Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. Note: Contents are in Spanish.

120 horas / 12 semanas. El participante debe dedicar al curso entre 8 y 10 horas de trabajo semanal.

El curso aporta toda la experiencia acumulada en la FAO para la formación de capacidades al interior de las instituciones públicas para la formulación y ejecución de programas integrales de agricultura urbana y periurbana y seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en los municipios de la región.

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