Scarcity and abundance: urban agriculture in Cuba and the US

Andre Viljoen, Katrin Bohn

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In urban agriculture, there is a direct connection between scarcity and abundance, with the threat of food shortages so often acting as an effective trigger for food-growing enterprises. Produce can also be grown with few or limited resources. André Viljoen and Katrin Bohn juxtapose the experience of organopónicos [market gardens] in Cuba, which have proliferated since the US trade blockade of the 1990s, and more recent experiments in food production in US-American cities that are learning from Cuba's example. The refereed article has been invited to this special issue of "Architectural Design" edited by Jon Goodbun.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalArchitectural Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012


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