Cities and Agriculture - Developing resilient urban food systems
Edited by Henk de Zeeuw, Pay Drechsel
As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which refl ect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based “state of the art” chapters on the key dimensions of urban food challenges and types of intra- and peri-urban agriculture.
The book provides urban planners, local policy makers and urban development practitioners with an overview of crucial aspects of urban food systems based on an up-to-date review of research results and practical experiences in both developed and developing countries. By doing so, the international team of authors provides a balanced textbook for students of the growing number of courses on sustainable agriculture and food and urban studies, as well as a solid basis for well-informed policy making, planning and implementation regarding the development of sustainable, resilient and just urban food systems.
- Published: 2015
- Publisher: Routledge
- ISBN-10: 1138860581
- ISBN-13: 978-1-138-86058-2