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The Resource Growing a sustainable city? : the question of urban agriculture, Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall

Growing a sustainable city? : the question of urban agriculture, Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall

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Growing a sustainable city? : the question of urban agriculture
Title
Growing a sustainable city?
Title remainder
the question of urban agriculture
Statement of responsibility
Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Growing a Sustainable City? offers a critical analysis of the development of urban agriculture policies and their role in making post-industrial cities more sustainable. Christina Rosan and Hamil Pearsall's intriguing and illuminating case study of Philadelphia reveals how growing in the city has become a symbol of urban economic revitalization, sustainability, and - increasingly - gentrification. Their comprehensive research includes interviews with urban farmers, gardeners, and city officials, and reveals that the transition to "sustainability" is marked by a series of tensions along race, class, and generational lines. The book evaluates the role of urban agriculture in sustainability planning and policy by placing it within the context of a large city struggling to manage competing sustainability objectives. They highlight the challenges and opportunities of institutionalizing urban agriculture into formal city policy. Rosan and Pearsall tell the story of change and growing pains as a city attempts to reinvent itself as sustainable, livable, and economically competitive
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YDX
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Rosan, Christina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
S494.5.U72
LC item number
G76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Pearsall, Hamil
Series statement
UTP insights
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  • Urban agriculture
  • Urban agriculture
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Sustainable urban development
Label
Growing a sustainable city? : the question of urban agriculture, Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The dilemma of urban agriculture -- The rise of urban agriculture as a short-term strategy (1893-1980) -- The agendas of urban agriculture at its peak (1990-2000s) -- The politics of urban agriculture in sustainability planning -- "New growers" making sense of their role -- Putting growing in the city in perspective -- Transitioning towards a sustainable future?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781442650619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn980794250
  • (OCoLC)980794250
Label
Growing a sustainable city? : the question of urban agriculture, Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The dilemma of urban agriculture -- The rise of urban agriculture as a short-term strategy (1893-1980) -- The agendas of urban agriculture at its peak (1990-2000s) -- The politics of urban agriculture in sustainability planning -- "New growers" making sense of their role -- Putting growing in the city in perspective -- Transitioning towards a sustainable future?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781442650619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn980794250
  • (OCoLC)980794250

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