Laboratories for urban agriculture is an on-going design research project, initiated in 2002, using direct observation and field work surveying emerging international urban agriculture practice and generating new knowledge about the architectural and urban qualities, opportunities, constraints and requirements of a developing urban typology, defined by Viljoen and research partner Bohn, as productive urban landscapes. Findings from the project inform the development of the researcher's larger sustainable urban design concept for, Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes, specifically advancing research into the urban conditions and capacities required if productive landscapes are to be introduced to urban environments. The project's photographic, drawn and textual documentation of urban agriculture practice in Cuba (Havana and Cienfuegos) and the USA (Detroit, New York City, Madison and Milwaukee) continues to refine the definition and understanding of the productive urban landscape typology.
|Publisher||Wiley; Architekturzentrum Wien|
|Place of Publication||Architectural Journal, UK; Exhibition Publication, Hong Kong|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2012|