Urban Horticulture

Urban Horticulture
Author: J. Blum
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-03-03
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781315341873

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Urban horticulture, referring to the study and cultivation of the relationship between plants and the urban environment, is gaining more attention as the world rapidly urbanizes and cities expand. While plants have been grown in urban areas for millennia, it is now recognized that they not only provide food, ornament, and recreation, but also supply invaluable ecological services that help mitigate potentially negative impacts of urban ecosystems, and thus increase the livability of cities. This book provides background on key issues in this growing field.

Urban Horticulture

Urban Horticulture
Author: Dilip Nandwani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2018-05-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783319670171

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This book provides comprehensive information on the rapidly developing field of urban horticulture for sustainable use of land resources and creating a better environment. It presents peer-reviewed chapters from leading international researchers in the field of horticulture technologies, environmental issues, urban horticulture, and landscaping and its role in society. It covers a wide array of topics on this subject and constitutes a valuable reference guide for students, professors, researchers, builders, and agriculturists concerned with urban horticulture, city planning, biodiversity, and the sustainable development of horticultural resources. Urban horticultural technologies facilitate the efficient use of available land in urban and residential areas, helping meet the demand for fresh fruits and vegetables to feed ever-growing urban populations. The amount of green space in urban areas is dwindling due to rising land prices, while the climbing numbers of multi-story buildings are producing various environmental and health issues. Technological advances provide tools and techniques for high-density and vertical cropping in small areas, promoting efficient and sustainable resource utilization. As such, urban horticulture is gaining importance in city planning – not only to bolster the food supply but also to improve the aesthetic value, environmental conditions, landscape, and business environment, while also reducing the consumption of fossil fuel in transportation.

Urban Horticulture

Urban Horticulture
Author: J. Blum
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-03-03
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781771884242

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Urban horticulture, referring to the study and cultivation of the relationship between plants and the urban environment, is gaining more attention as the world rapidly urbanizes and cities expand. While plants have been grown in urban areas for millennia, it is now recognized that they not only provide food, ornament, and recreation, but also supply invaluable ecological services that help mitigate potentially negative impacts of urban ecosystems, and thus increase the livability of cities. This book provides background on key issues in this growing field.

Cities and Agriculture

Cities and Agriculture
Author: Henk de Zeeuw,Pay Drechsel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781317506614

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As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters on the key dimensions of urban food challenges and types of intra- and peri-urban agriculture. The book provides urban planners, local policy makers and urban development practitioners with an overview of crucial aspects of urban food systems based on an up to date review of research results and practical experiences in both developed and developing countries. By doing so, the international team of authors provides a balanced textbook for students of the growing number of courses on sustainable agriculture, food and urban studies, as well as a solid basis for well-informed policy making, planning and implementation regarding the development of sustainable, resilient and just urban food systems.

Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture
Author: Jac Smit,Annu Ratta,Joe Nasr
Publsiher: United Nations Publications
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1996
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: UOM:49015002781236

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Ecological Resilience

Ecological Resilience
Author: Kimberly Etingoff
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2016-03-30
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781771883115

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This book presents the latest research on resilience strategies around the world. Research such as this is necessary to create new ideas and to evaluate established ones in an effort to make communities more adaptable and to increase people's survival and quality of life while living with the reality of climate change. The book offers definitions of resilience and various ways of measuring it, since resilience is still a concept in transition. It also describes general strategies for increasing communities’ resilience at multiple levels, then dives into specific dimensions of resilience, tying it to energy infrastructure and systems and public health.

Urban Horticulture

Urban Horticulture
Author: Tina Marie Waliczek,Jayne M. Zajicek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2016-01-06
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781482261004

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In the wake of urbanization and technological advances, public green spaces within cities are disappearing and people are spending more time with electronic devices than with nature. Urban Horticulture explores the importance of horticulture to the lives, health, and well-being of urban populations. It includes contributions from experts in researc

Plant Factory

Plant Factory
Author: Toyoki Kozai,Genhua Niu,Michiko Takagaki
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-10-02
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780128018484

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Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production provides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply. As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book represents the only available resource to take a practical approach to the planning, design, and implementation of plant factory (PF) practices to yield food crops. The PF systems described in this book are based on a plant production system with artificial (electric) lights and include case studies providing lessons learned and best practices from both industrial and crop specific programs. With insights into the economics as well as the science of PF programs, this book is ideal for those in academic as well as industrial settings. Provides full-scope insight on plant farm, from economics and planning to life-cycle assessment Presents state-of-the-art plant farm science, written by global leaders in plant farm advancements Includes case-study examples to provide real-world insights

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Supply

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Supply
Author: Kimberly Etingoff
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2016-04-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781771883856

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. As we realize the ways in which our food systems contribute and respond to climate change, sustainable agriculture becomes increasingly crucial. It is a complicated, multi-dimensional issue, which should be considered from a variety of angles. This compendium includes the perspectives of science, economics, sociology, and policy. The editor and contributors present an international and comprehensive perspective that examines the concept of sustainability as it applies to the food supply chain from farm to fork.

Improving Urban Environments

Improving Urban Environments
Author: Marco Ragazzi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2016-06-22
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781771884174

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Because cities are such complex systems, creating sustainable urban environments is a challenging goal. No single strategy—or even several strategies—will be enough to achieve tomorrow’s healthy and sustainable cities. The challenges resist compartmentalization, because the factors intersect and overlap. The articles in this compendium were chosen to expand the understanding of these complicated issues in a non-linear way. The editor has selected research in the following topics: improving urban air quality; municipal solid waste alternatives; municipal water management; reducing urban energy consumption.

Urban Agriculture Europe

Urban Agriculture Europe
Author: Frank Lohrberg Lohrberg,Lilli Licka,Lionella Scazzosi,Axel Timpe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-12-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 3868593713

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Is it possible to turn inner-city horticulture into urban farming that provides solutions for the food requirements of a constantly growing world population and works at the same time as a viable business model?'Urban Agriculture Europe' is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary publication that addresses urban agriculture in Europe. Apart from well-known examples of food gardening in the midst of metropolises, it also studies activities in smaller towns, agriculture on the urban periphery, as well as experiences in eastern and southern Europe. The contributions analyze various facets of urban agriculture, from economic, spatial, and ecological aspects to questions of business chances, stakeholders’ roles, and policy recommendations. Case studies from Barcelona, Milan, Sofia, Warsaw, Dublin, Lausanne, and Aachen provide a comparative study of European practice. Stakeholder’s statements and a glossary of key words supplement the volume.

Food Gardens for a Changing World

Food Gardens for a Changing World
Author: Daniela Soleri,David A Cleveland,Steven E Smith
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2019-06-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781789240986

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Food gardening is becoming increasingly popular, as people look for new ways to live more sustainably and minimize harm to the environment. This book addresses the 21st century trends which bring new challenges to food gardening - anthropogenic climate change, environmental degradation, natural resource scarcity, and social inequity - and explains the basic biological, ecological and social concepts needed to understand and respond to them. Examples throughout the text demonstrate how to successfully use these concepts, while supporting gardeners' values, and their goals for themselves, their communities and the world.

Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture
Author: David Tracey
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-04-26
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781550924732

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Urban Agriculture is packed with ideas and designs for anyone interested in joining the new food revolution. First-time farmers and green thumbs alike will find advice on growing healthy, delicious, affordable food in urban settings. From condo balconies to community orchards, cities are coming alive with crops. Get growing!

Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe

Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe
Author: Simon Bell,Runrid Fox-Kämper,Nazila Keshavarz,Mary Benson,Silvio Caputo,Susan Noori,Annette Voigt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-03-10
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781317415633

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Although urban allotment gardening dates back to the nineteenth century, it has recently undergone a renaissance of interest and popularity. This is the result of greater concern over urban greenspace, food security and quality of life. This book presents a comprehensive, research-based overview of the various features, benefits and values associated with urban allotment gardening in Europe. The book is based on a European COST Action project, which brings together researchers and practitioners from all over Europe for the first detailed exploration of the subject on a continent-wide scale. It assesses the policy, planning and design aspects, as well as the social and ecological benefits of urban allotment gardening. Through an examination of the wide range of different traditions and practices across Europe, it brings together the most recent research to discuss the latest evolutions of urban allotment gardening and to help raise awareness and fill knowledge gaps. The book provides a multidisciplinary perspective, including insights from horticulture and soil science, ecology, sociology, urban geography, landscape, planning and design. The themes are underpinned by case studies from a number of European countries which supply a wide range of examples to illustrate different key issues.

Environmental Health Literacy

Environmental Health Literacy
Author: Symma Finn,Liam R. O'Fallon
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-09-12
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783319941080

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This book explores various and distinct aspects of environmental health literacy (EHL) from the perspective of investigators working in this emerging field and their community partners in research. Chapters aim to distinguish EHL from health literacy and environmental health education in order to classify it as a unique field with its own purposes and outcomes. Contributions in this book represent the key aspects of communication, dissemination and implementation, and social scientific research related to environmental health sciences and the range of expertise and interest in EHL. Readers will learn about the conceptual framework and underlying philosophical tenets of EHL, and its relation to health literacy and communications research. Special attention is given to topics like dissemination and implementation of culturally relevant environmental risk messaging, and promotion of EHL through visual technologies. Authoritative entries by experts also focus on important approaches to advancing EHL through community-engaged research and by engaging teachers and students at an early age through developing innovative STEM curriculum. The significance of theater is highlighted by describing the use of an interactive theater experience as an approach that enables community residents to express themselves in non-verbal ways.