The Urban Agriculture Circle: A Methodology to Understand the Multi-functionality of Urban Agriculture

J.E. Jansma, Joe Chambers, Eva Sabas, E.J. Veen

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond 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 publicationProceedings of the Conference
Pages223-224
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventSecond International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society: Reconnecting Agriculture and Food Chains to Societal Needs - Rome, Italy
Duration: 14 Sep 201517 Sep 2015

Conference

ConferenceSecond International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society: Reconnecting Agriculture and Food Chains to Societal Needs
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period14/09/1517/09/15

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    Jansma, J. E., Chambers, J., Sabas, E., & Veen, E. J. (2015). The Urban Agriculture Circle: A Methodology to Understand the Multi-functionality of Urban Agriculture. In Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society: Reconnecting Agriculture and Food Chains to Societal Needs 14-17 September 2015, Rome, Italy: Proceedings of the Conference (pp. 223-224) https://edepot.wur.nl/411373