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  • > Fayetteville 2030 : Food City Scenario

    The City of Fayetteville is located in Northwest Arkansas—the most prosperous region of the state. Yet, Northwest Arkansas has one of the highest rates of child hunger statewide, while Arkansas itself has the highest rate of child hunger nationally with nearly


  • > The boundaries of urban metabolism Towards a political–industrial ecology

    This paper considers the limits and potential of ‘urban metabolism’ to conceptualize city processes. Three ‘ecologies’ of urban metabolism have emerged. Each privileges a particular dimension of urban space, shaped by epistemology, politics, and model-making. Marxist ecologies theorize it as hybridized socio-natures that (re)produce uneven outcomes; industrial ecology, as stocks and flows of materials and energy; and urban ecology, as complex socio-ecological systems. We map these scholarly i...

  • > The potential for local croplands to meet US food demand

    Local food systems may facilitate agroecological practices that conserve nutrient, energy, and water resources. However, little is known about the potential for local food systems to scale beyond niche markets and meet a substantial fraction of...

  • > Municipal Zoning for Local Foods in Iowa: A Guidebook for Reducing Local Regulatory Barriers to Local Foods

    The popularity of local foods has increased significantly in the last few decades, pushed along in recent years by a heightened interest of consumers in buying local and sustainably-grown foods. From 1997 to 2007 direct-to-consumer food marketi...

  • > Agriculture Urbaine

    Le portail des initiatives montréalaise en agriculture urbaine est maintenant en ligne. Les mordus d’agriculture et les jardiniers en herbe peuvent désormais découvrir les potagers et les fermes de l’île de Montréal. Le lancement de la vitrine a eu lieu le 12 avril en présence d'une centaine d'acteurs de l'agriculture à Montréal. Pour faire partie du mouvement, inscrivez votre jardin ! Qu'il soit dans votre cour, sur votre balcon ou sur votre toit.La vitrine interactive est un outil de prom...

  • > Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems

    As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents exp...

  • > New Book: Family Urban Agriculture in Russia (Louiza Boukharaeva & Marcel Marloie)

    The book results from research carried out by the authors since 1999 on urban gardening collectives in Russia, then from the extension of this research towards collective urban gardening in France, with some investigations in other European Uni...

  • > The links between ecosystem multifunctionality and above- and belowground biodiversity are mediated by climate

    Plant biodiversity is often correlated with ecosystem functioning in terrestrial ecosystems. However, we know little about the relative and combined effects of above- and belowground biodiversity on multiple ecosystem functions (for example, ec...

  • > Agriculture MTL-PDX – Blog

    This site helps to document a joint field course offered at Portland State University (PSU) and l'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in August-September, 2015. Students enrolled in the course come from graduate programs in Urban Studies, Planning, Geography, Sociology, and Environmental Sciences at three universities: PSU, UQAM, and the Université de Montréal (UdM).


  • > Reshaping Spaces and Relations: Urban Gardening in a Time of Crisis (Cangelosi)

    This article studies urban gardening as a form of social resilience. It analyses its role and impact on society in a context of social and financial crisis through the lens of the debate about the commons on the basis of three case studies cond...