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Record number 509809
Title The Urban Agriculture Circle : A Methodology to Understand the Multi-functionality of Urban Agriculture
Author(s) Jansma, J.E.; Chambers, Joe; Sabas, Eva; Veen, E.J.
Source In: Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society: Reconnecting Agriculture and Food Chains to Societal Needs 14-17 September 2015, Rome, Italy. - - p. 223 - 224.
Event Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society: Reconnecting Agriculture and Food Chains to Societal Needs, Rome, 2015-09-14/2015-09-17
Department(s) Team Economie en Nematoden
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2015
Abstract The lack of inclusion of urban agriculture in city planning directly affects the success of initiatives in this sector, which subsequently could impede fu-ture innovations. The poor representation of urban agriculture in planning can be attributed to a lack of understanding about its multi-functionality with the authorities. A void that the Urban Agriculture Circle addresses. The circle represent 12 urban policy themes looking specifically at those that could benefit from urban agriculture. These 12 are extracted from a survey in four major cities in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Groningen, Tilburg and Almere) during the regional elections of 2010. Subsequently a clear and robust definition was labelled to each of the themes. For a visual effect the themes were merged in a circle diagram, representing the three angles of sustainabil-ity. The circle highlights the multi-functionality that is being seen in many urban agriculture initiatives. By having a better understanding about the multi-functionality of urban agriculture initiatives, cities can facilitate and stimulate innovations in urban agricul-ture in a direction that mitigate specific urban issues.
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