The lack of inclusion of urban agriculture in city planning directly affects the success of initiatives in this sector, which subsequently could impede fu-ture innovations. The poor representation of urban agriculture in planning can be attributed to a lack of understanding about its multi-functionality with the authorities. A void that the Urban Agriculture Circle addresses. The circle represent 12 urban policy themes looking specifically at those that could benefit from urban agriculture. These 12 are extracted from a survey in four major cities in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Groningen, Tilburg and Almere) during the regional elections of 2010. Subsequently a clear and robust definition was labelled to each of the themes. For a visual effect the themes were merged in a circle diagram, representing the three angles of sustainabil-ity. The circle highlights the multi-functionality that is being seen in many urban agriculture initiatives. By having a better understanding about the multi-functionality of urban agriculture initiatives, cities can facilitate and stimulate innovations in urban agricul-ture in a direction that mitigate specific urban issues.
|Title of host publication||Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society: Reconnecting Agriculture and Food Chains to Societal Needs 14-17 September 2015, Rome, Italy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society: Reconnecting Agriculture and Food Chains to Societal Needs - Rome, Italy|
Duration: 14 Sept 2015 → 17 Sept 2015
|Conference||Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society: Reconnecting Agriculture and Food Chains to Societal Needs|
|Period||14/09/15 → 17/09/15|