Urban farming, urban agriculture or urban ag as it is sometimes called, is about growing food in cities. It is about local people growing their own, often organic crops on rooftops and in neighborhood gardens, providing easy access to fresh, local food.
The urban farming business is growing fast. Individuals, neighborhood groups, and local coõperations are getting involved in sustainable agriculture in cities, as well as companies and agricultural entrepreneurs.
A new framework developed by the University of Waterloo researchers demonstrates the significant economic health savings and benefits from investments in green parks.
Cities that keep growing and that are under the constant pressure of climate change, environmental challenges, and social disruptions. Feeding cities is a big thing. Let’s have a look at some successful practices in urban farming.
The prospect of nine billion people living on earth from whom 80% will live in cities makes it increasingly important to design sustainable cities that can accommodate this growth, without depleting our resources or contributing to climate change.
A sustainable city is one that is designed to minimize its environmental footprint, while still providing all of the amenities that make it an attractive place to live. But how does it get there?
The national program Sharing Cities Sweden has placed much focus on how city governments can facilitate the sharing of things, services, places and mobility.
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At the workshop you will get to know the best practises of recovery and sustainability work of the cities of Lahti and Lappeenranta, Grenoble, Lahti and Växjö.