Agromere: how to integrate urban agriculture in the development of the Dutch city of Almere

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Abstract

Urban agriculture produces green city areas with as an extra dimension providing food, energy, care, education or recreation for the civilians. And thus it can contribute to a more sustainable and liveable cities. The objective of the project Agromere is to create a process which will lead to a new residential quarter where agriculture is fully integrated in city live. Agromere is situated in the fast growing city of Almere, the Netherlands. In a combined stakeholder and design process a township is designed which integrates living (5,000 inhabitants) with urban agriculture on 250 ha. During this process an enthusiastic network of stakeholders has been established which developed innovating and unique ideas on urban farming. The potential for organic farming in the city is high because of its emphasis on animal welfare and consumer relations
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event16th IFOAM Organic world congress -
Duration: 16 Jun 200820 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference16th IFOAM Organic world congress
Period16/06/0820/06/08

Keywords

  • urban agriculture
  • urban development
  • rural urban relations
  • sustainable development
  • multi-stakeholder processes

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