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Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: The Benefit of Nature in High Density Urban Areas

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We must keep every scrap of nature in and around our cities. Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
– E.O. Wilson in The Biophilia Hypothesis (1984)

By Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Project Director
and Deanne Manzer, Project Researcher MLA
and Kaitlyn Gillis, Project Advisor
June 26, 2017
(Must see.) Mike

Excerpt:

Greening Strategies

– Every home within a 5 min walk to a greenspace
– Restore or enhance 25ha of natural areas
– 30ha of additional public park – 20,000 trees planted
– 200 public greening projects
– 100 ha of green roofs and
walls, including 33 ha dedicated to urban agriculture
– 200 ha of skyrise greenway (1/2 the size of Stanley park)
– 400km of park connectors – 0.8ha of parkland / 1,000
residents

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Food Justice in the Trump Age: Priorities for Urban Food Advocates

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The article identifies critical threats to food security, nutrition, food safety, labor, and environmental health policies and recommend strategies of resistance for urban food advocates.

By Nevin Cohen, Nick Freudenberg and Jan Poppendieck
Special Issue of the Journal of Food Law & Policy on “Food Policy in the Trump Era.”
2017

Excerpt:

2. Mobilizing state and local elected officials to stand up to President Trump and Congress by fighting for policies that protect urban food systems. Food activists should communicate what we expect from elected officials and consider how to support them when they resist harmful changes. State Attorneys General can open new legal routes for reducing harmful food industry practices.

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Tanzania Food Gardening Network (TaFoGa Net)

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Plate 2: Drive-in Farmers Group receives extensions services from Kinondoni Agricultural and Livestock officers.

Gender Roles In Urban Agriculture: The Case Of Horticulture In Kinondoni Municipality, Dar Es Salaam

By Alphonce Kyessi and Fred George Njegeja (TaFoGa Net)
Dar Es Salaam
November, 2012

Excerpt:

Executive Summary

A descriptive horticulture study was conducted to assess the status of gender roles in urban agriculture in Kinondoni Municipality Council – Dar es Salaam; as a unit of analysis in broad dimension relating to tenure security, gender and age, health, social, economic, culture, attitude, knowledge and practice. Sustainable Cities International Program assigned this study on baseline data collection to TaFoGa Net with an objectives of reviewing literature and policy framework for horticulture practices in Tanzania, determine spatial factors for horticulture activities – type and scale, where located, land tenure access and security / tenure rights, identify horticulture resources support including extension services, credit facilities, water supply, energy, etc.

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