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Increased prominence is being given to the essential role that nature and landscape play in cities by contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation while advancing biodiversity and enhancing the quality of urban life. Evidence also shows that urban and peri-urban agriculture provide one means to meet many of these objectives.
Urban and architectural design are used as a frame for exploring potential synergies between urban agricultural activities and sustainable urban development. Focusing on design concepts advocating landscape as an integral element of urban design, namely Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes (CPULs), Landscape Urbanism and theory related to urban sprawl and the Scattered Metropolis, CPUL theory is extended and further embedded in other dialogues. Previously implicit relationships to infrastructure and urban sprawl are developed.
Using new case studies developed by the authors in the German city Heidelberg and the Japanese ward of Tokyo, Nerima City, describe approaches that cities adopt to develop design-informed strategies for urban and peri-urban agriculture.
|Title of host publication
|Achieving sustainable urban agriculture
|Place of Publication
|Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
|Number of pages
|Published - 17 Feb 2020
- Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL)
- Urban Agriculture
- Landscape Design
- Urban Design
- Sustainable Cities
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- School of Arch, Tech and Eng - Professor of Architecture
- Design for Circular Cities and Regions (DCCR) Research and Enterprise Group
Andre Viljoen (EU expert evaluator)11 May 2023 → 30 Jun 2023
Activity: External funding peer-review
Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB) / Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) (External organisation)
Andre Viljoen (Member)1 Jan 2021
Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodies › Representation of University on boards and bodies