This chapter discusses how to re-think socio-ecological functions for urban areas in an economy inspired by the principles of circular and regenerative practices. It begins by showing how existing food systems have been trapped in the paradigm of a linear economy model. It then shows how regenerative urban agri-food systems can be built through a circular economy approach. It also presents and discuss how novel natural resource networks can be created in circular food economies in urban areas. The chapter reviews strategies and examples of how this can be achieved, as well as bottlenecks and how they can be overcome.
|Title of host publication||Achieving sustainable urban agriculture|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Feb 2020|
|Name||Achieving sustainable urban agriculture|
Pascucci, S. (2020). Building natural resource networks: urban agriculture and the circular economy. In H. Wiskerke (Ed.), Achieving sustainable urban agriculture (1 ed., pp. 101-120). (Achieving sustainable urban agriculture). Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0063.08