Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities

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Architectural Press, 2005 - Architecture - 280 pages
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This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted 'compact city' solution. It provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture. By growing food within an urban rather than exclusively rural environment, urban agriculture would reduce the need for industrialized production, packaging and transportation of foodstuffs to the city dwelling consumers. The revolutionary and innovative concepts put forth in this book have potential to shape the future of our cities quality of life within them.

Urban design is shown in practice through international case studies and the arguments presented are supported by quantified economic, environmental and social justifications.

* Is THE first book on urban agriculture for architects, landscape architects and urban designers
* Presents concepts with the potential to have an immense impact on the future shape of cities
* Includes over 200 images providing readers a clear visual idea of this pioneering subject

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Andre Viljoen is 'famous in his field' in the manner of Sue Roaf. He has been working with the Low Energy Architecture Research Unit has been developing design propositions exploring the potential for integrating Urban Agriculture into Cities.

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