By Andre Viljoen, Joe Howe, Katrin Bohn

This booklet on city layout extends and develops the commonly accredited 'compact urban' resolution. It offers a layout concept for a brand new type of sustainable city panorama: city Agriculture. through turning out to be meals inside of an city instead of solely rural atmosphere, city agriculture would cut back the necessity for industrialized creation, packaging and transportation of foodstuffs to town residing shoppers. The progressive and cutting edge recommendations placed forth during this publication have capability to form the way forward for our towns caliber of lifestyles inside them. city layout is proven in perform via foreign case experiences and the arguments offered are supported through quantified financial, environmental and social justifications.

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Urban food production supplying local outlets offers an alternative to this pattern (see Chapter 5). The consequences of this are evident in the reduced numbers of varieties of particular fruit and vegetables available in most supermarkets; reactions against this include the Italian ‘Slow food movement’ which promotes the use of fresh local produce and the associated culture of convivial eating. At the same time, many people in poorer urban parts of European cities are living in areas that are effectively becoming retail deserts (see Chapter 6).

And Vale, R. (2000). The new autonomous house. Thames and Hudson. Wright, S. (1994). The handbook of organic food processing and production. Blackwell Science. qxd 02/01/2005 7:24 AM Page 33 URBAN AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT TAKING STOCK At the start of the new millennium we live in a world of unprecedented human numbers. 3 billion people, and this figure is expected to increase to some nine billion by 2050. About half of the world’s population live in cities, a figure which is likely to grow to two thirds by 2030.

Qxd 02/01/2005 7:23 AM Page 19 3 MORE FOOD WITH LESS SPACE: WHY BOTHER? qxd 02/01/2005 7:23 AM Page 20 PLANNING FOR CPULs: URBAN AGRICULTURE By agriculture only can commerce be perpetuated; and by Agriculture alone can we live in plenty without intercourse with other nations. This therefore is the great art, which every Government ought to protect, every proprietor to practice, and every inquirer into nature improve. Dr Samuel Johnson 1709–1784 (Johnson, 1756) By the year 2025, 83 per cent of the expected global population will be living in developing countries.

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