- Urban agriculture in the city planning process    click here to open paper content221 kb
by    Cancela, Jorge | cancela.jorge@gmail.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
Food production is usually not considered in “mainstream” urban planning but in low carbon cities. “Food miles” are an important issue and planners must pay attention to it. We will analyze this in selected Portuguese case studies.
Food production was an important issue in Portuguese urban planning until mid-XX century, mostly acknowledging the dominant suburban land-use. During the 50 years or so, however food systems and planned urban agriculture (UA) areas almost disappeared in the “mainstream” of city planning processes. Today UA is again recognizes as a relevant issue in city planning, particularly when speaking of “low carbon cities”. The distance between production and consumption of food, normally called as “food miles” is becoming an important issue and planners must again pay attention to it. In this paper we will make a short history of UA proposals in city planning in Portugal, and concentrating afterwards in some relevant contemporary and on-going Portuguese case studies.
urban agriculture, city planning
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