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The Urban Agriculture Book Series at Springer is for researchers, professionals, policymakers and practitioners working on agriculture in and near urban areas. Urban agriculture (UA) can serve as a multifunctional resource for resilient food systems and socio-culturally, economically and ecologically sustainable cities. Since its founding in 2013, the Book Series published highly regarded books every year by some of the best known UA protagonists in the field. It includes a mix of edited, coauthored, and single-authored books based on research programs, conference papers, or other collective efforts, as well as completed theses or entirely new manuscripts.
For the Book Series editors, the main objective of this series is to mobilise and enhance capacities to share UA experiences and research results, compare methodologies and tools, identify technological obstacles, and adapt solutions. By diffusing this knowledge, the aim is to contribute to building the capacity of policy-makers, professionals and practitioners in governments, international agencies, civil society, the private sector as well as academia, to effectively incorporate UA in their field of interests. It is also to constitute a global research community to debate the lessons from UA initiatives, to compare approaches, and to supply tools for aiding in the conception and evaluation of various strategies of UA development.
The concerned scientific field of this series is large because UA combines agricultural issues with those related to city management and development. Thus, this interdisciplinary Book Series brings together environmental sciences, agronomy, urban and regional planning, architecture, landscape design, economics, social sciences, soil sciences, public health and nutrition, recognizing UA’s contribution to meeting society’s basic needs, feeding people, structuring the cities while shaping their development. All these scientific fields are of interest for this Book Series. Books in this series will analyse UA research and actions, program implementation, urban policies, technological innovations, social and economic development, management of resources (soil/land, water, wastes…) for or by urban agriculture, are all pertinent here.