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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