Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes
Andre Viljoen, Joe Howe
Routledge, May 4, 2012 - Architecture - 304 pages
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.
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