Second Nature Urban Agriculture: Designing productive cities

Andre Viljoen (Editor), Katrin Bohn (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook - edited


This book is the long-awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing urban agriculture for sustainable cities". "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends Bohn's and Viljoen's concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure. It reviews recent research and projects on the subject and presents concrete actions aimed at making urban agriculture happen. As pioneering thinkers in this area, the authors bring a unique overview to contemporary developments and have the experience to judge opportunities and challenges facing those who wish to create more equitable, resilient, desirable and beautiful cities. Expert chapters by international authorities support particular themes and thoughts throughout the book. In 2015, Viljoen and Bohn were awarded the RIBA President's "Award for Outstanding University-located Research" in recognition for their design research as presented in this book.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages312
ISBN (Electronic)9781315771144
ISBN (Print)9780415540575
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2014


  • Second Nature
  • CPUL
  • Continuous Productive Urban Landscape
  • Urban agriculture
  • Urban design


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