Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing urban agriculture for sustainable cities

André Viljoen, Katrin Bohn, Joe Howe

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This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted 'compact city' solution. it provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture. By growing food within an urban rather than exclusively rural environment, urban agriculture would reduce the need for industrialized production, packaging and transportation of foodstuffs to the city dwelling consumers. The revolutionary and innovative concepts put forth in this book have potential to shape the future of our cities quality of life within them.

Urban design is shown in practice through international case studies and the arguments presented are supported by quantified economic, environmental and social justifications.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages296
ISBN (Electronic)9780080454528
ISBN (Print)9781138135949, 9780750655439
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2005

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© 2005, André Viljoen. All rights reserved.


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