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Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Design Trust put together a metrics framework that measured the associated activities of urban agriculture with the known benefits derived from various studies.

By Kyle Rogler
Sustainable Cities Collective
March 27, 2013

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Transforming underutilized land into productive urban farms was one of the many topics which were presented at the recent Kansas City Design Week. Jerome Chou, past Director of Programs at the Design Trust for Public Space, presented his unique experience with the implementation of the Five Boroughs Farm in New York City and the impact that urban agriculture can have on low-income areas of a city.

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‘City’ journal focuses on Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture

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See ‘Which way for UPA in Africa? by Diana Lee-Smith’

CITY, 2013
VOL. 17, NO. 1,
Introduction Adrian Atkinson, Page 68
Which way for UPA in Africa? Diana Lee-Smith, Pages 69-84
Readjusting to reality Adrian Atkinson, Pages 85-96

Introduction
Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture: Part Two Introduction
By Adrian Atkinson

In the previous issue of the journal (16.6), we opened up the question of urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA), a dimen-
sion of urban evolution that is currently growing almost everywhere. The papers in the past issue of City looked respectively at the political and cultural aspects of these developments as they are occurring in cities in the global North. In this issue we move into other territory.

The first paper is a review of the growth of UPA in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing particularly on whether it is genuinely addressing the needs of the poor in a situation of rapidly growing malnutrition. On this score, the paper is not optimistic, but indicates nevertheless what opportunities are opening up to increase local food production.

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