Urban agriculture : evaluating informal and formal practices

Hardman, M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4282-0766, St. Clair, R, Adams, D, Armitage, RP ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7569-425X, Barry, V, Larkham, PJ and Sherriff, GA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3420-3477 2018, 'Urban agriculture : evaluating informal and formal practices' , North West Geographer, 18 (1) , pp. 1-10.

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Urban agriculture (UA) is a fast-increasing element in many settlements in the Global North. This paper reviews the diversity of UA activity, ranging from legal to illegal, formal to informal. Focusing particularly on current research on UA projects in England, including small-scale guerrilla gardening and large community projects supported by community and government funding, we look at the realities of UA. We suggest that it is under-theorised as previous research has focused on practicalities and activism. In particular, we highlight the problematic contribution of UA to food production, the wider value in terms of community development, health and wellbeing, and warn of the danger of the ‘local trap’.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: North West Geographer
Publisher: Manchester Geographical Society
ISSN: 1476-1580
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Funders: Manchester Geographical Society
Depositing User: M Hardman
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 08:44
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 22:55
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46164

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