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Brazil: Public action and networks around Urban Agriculture in Sao Paulo, Montreal and Toronto

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Work in progress: Documentary about urban food systems in Brazil, Canada and France.

Thesis – Redes, Ideias E Ação Pública Na Agricultura Urbana: São Paulo, Montreal E Toronto. São Paulo 2017

By Lya Cynthia Porto De Oliveira
Public Administration and Government Study Center, at Getulio Vargas Foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paper is in Portuguese.

Abstract:

This thesis deals with an analysis of different Urban Agriculture (UA) models of public action. The theoretical model adopted is the cognitive analysis of public action, based on Pierre Muller and Yves Surel, and the actor-network theory by Bruno Latour. The purpose of the thesis is to understand the relationship dynamics between ideas, organizations, networks of action and results in the field of UA public action.

The results are understood as basic services for Urban Agriculture, that were defined according to the literature analysis in this field, and it can be offered by state and/or civil society organizations. Based on the literature review of 21 different cities, four different types of public action were identified.

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Jack Jack’s Coffee House the ‘catalyst’ for Urban Farming on Long Island, New York

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Both Jim and Rosette visited the church, where they agreed to take over 10,000 square feet of land and create their Lawn Island Farms.

By Nicholas Esposito
Greater Babylon
June 18, 2017

Excerpt:

Cassandra Trimarco, a physician assistant, who is a frequent customer at Jack Jack’s, was beyond excited to see the flier, being someone who was interested in growing her own food, but was restricted land-wise.

“I would grow little basil in cans, but that never worked out,” she said laughing.

After reading the ad she called immediately.

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A Plan Takes Root: Brockton Urban Agriculture (Massachusetts)

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The Brockton Planning Department recently released a report that it commissioned to examine the conditions for urban agriculture in Brockton, concluding that the city is fertile grounds for small-time farming

By Marc Larocque
Enterprise
June 16, 2017

Report By Andrew Kilduff and Tim Tensen
Conway School of Landscape Design
Winter 2017
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

Cholakis, a faculty member at the Conway School. “But there’s a huge opportunity to use urban agriculture to bring people together, revitalize neighorhoods, make strong community connections and engage the schools. The most potential benefit is in that social and educational aspect.”

Brockton City Hall officials signed a contract worth up to $7,000 for the Conway School to conduct the study.

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