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Author Rosan, Christina, author
Title Growing a sustainable city? : the question of urban agriculture / Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall
Imprint Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  S494.5.U72 R67 2017    DUE 05-02-22    30520020849601
 人文社會聯圖  S494.5.U72 R67 2017    AVAILABLE    30600020115532
Descript ix, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series UTP insights
UTP insights
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-185) and index
Introduction : The dilemma of urban agriculture -- The rise of urban agriculture as a short-term strategy (1893-1980) -- The agendas of urban agriculture at its peak (1990-2000s) -- The politics of urban agriculture in sustainability planning -- "New growers" making sense of their role -- Putting growing in the city in perspective -- Transitioning towards a sustainable future?
Growing a Sustainable City? offers a critical analysis of the development of urban agriculture policies and their role in making post-industrial cities more sustainable. Christina Rosan and Hamil Pearsall's intriguing and illuminating case study of Philadelphia reveals how growing in the city has become a symbol of urban economic revitalization, sustainability, and - increasingly - gentrification. Their comprehensive research includes interviews with urban farmers, gardeners, and city officials, and reveals that the transition to "sustainability" is marked by a series of tensions along race, class, and generational lines. The book evaluates the role of urban agriculture in sustainability planning and policy by placing it within the context of a large city struggling to manage competing sustainability objectives. They highlight the challenges and opportunities of institutionalizing urban agriculture into formal city policy. Rosan and Pearsall tell the story of change and growing pains as a city attempts to reinvent itself as sustainable, livable, and economically competitive.--AMAZON
Subject Urban agriculture
Urban agriculture -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Case studies
Sustainable agriculture
Sustainable agriculture -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Case studies
Sustainable urban development
Sustainable urban development -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Case studies
Sustainable agriculture. fast (OCoLC)fst01139712
Sustainable urban development. fast (OCoLC)fst01744955
Urban agriculture. fast (OCoLC)fst01162356
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. fast (OCoLC)fst01204170
Case studies. fast (OCoLC)fst01423765
Case studies. lcgft
Alt Author Pearsall, Hamil, author
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