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Winner of the 2015 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University Located Research This book is the long awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities". "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure. It reviews recent research and projects on the subject and presents concrete actions aimed at making urban agriculture happen. As pioneering thinkers in this area, the authors bring a unique overview to contemporary developments and have the experience to judge opportunities and challenges facing those who wish to create more equitable, resilient, desirable and beautiful cities.
Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies of urban farms, and inspires community and design tools for innovative operations and sustainable urban environments that produce fresh, local food. Over 70 projects and 16 in-depth case studies of productive, integrated systems, located in North America, Europe, and Asia ,are organized by their emphasis on nutrient, water, and energy management, farm operation, community integration and design approaches so that you can see innovative strategies in action. Interviews with leading architecture firms, including WORKac, Kiss + Cathcart, Weber Thompson, CJ Lim/Studio 8, and SOA Architectes, highlight the challenges and rewards you face when creating urban agriculture systems. Catalogs of growing and building systems, a glossary, bibliography, and abstracts will help you find information fast.
This book provides a much needed overview of the agrourbanism topic in the context of territorial studies. It carefully looks at rural, urban, periurban farming in both professional and unprofessional capacities as one of the main sustainable forms of land use and management. This cutting edge text explores the various forms of agricultural and urban planning, as well as the main innovations that the agro-urban approach entails in terms of governance, spatial dimensions and functions. Agrourbanism provides a breadth of information and serves as a practical study of concerns facing policy and decision makers, planners and landscape managers, as well as farmers, managers of protected areas, local authorities and local action groups. As such this book is suitable as a course accompaniment to provide an overview of the complexity of agro-urban issues.
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.
A verbal and visual exploration by some 42 independent writers and artists of the idea that our relationship with the land and with the natural world is a vital part of our imaginative, cultural and social life. The writings are a collection of essays, with approaches sometimes autobiographical and anecdotal, sometimes historical, or poetic, or philosophical, looking at rural and ecological issues from diverse perspectives. Contributors include: John Berger, Raymond Williams, Andy Goldsworthy, David Measures, Norman Ackroyd, Elisabeth Frink, David Hockney, Richard Long and Henry Moore.
خطة الهجوم هي الرواية الحاسمة عن كيف ولماذا شن الرئيس جورج بوش ومجلس حربه وحلفاؤه هجومًا وقائيًا للإطاحة بصدام حسين واحتلال العراق. احدث رواية تاريخية بوب وودوارد في اتخاذ قرار واشنطن يوفر والسرد موثوق الأصلي من وراء الكواليس المناورة، ودراسة أسباب وعواقب الحرب الأكثر إثارة للجدل منذ حرب فيتنام. واستناداً إلى مقابلات مع 75 مشارك رئيسي وأكثر من ثلاث ساعات ونصف من المقابلات الحصرية مع الرئيس بوش ، فإن خطة الهجوم هي جزء من تاريخ رئاسي يرسم القرارات التي اتخذت خلال 16 شهراً حرجاً. جزء من التاريخ العسكري وجزءاً من قصة التجسس المخادعة حيث ترسل السي آي إيه فريق شبه عسكري سري إلى شمال العراق قبل ستة أشهر من بدء الحرب. ما يتبدى هو صور حميمة بشكل مدهش: الرئيس بوش في اجتماعات مجلس وزراء الحرب وفي محادثة خاصة. ديك تشيني ، نائب الرئيس المركز والمدار. كولن باول ، وزير الخارجية المتعثر والحذر. دونالد رامسفيلد ، تكنوقراطي الحرب المسيطر ؛ جورج تينيت ، مدير وكالة الاستخبارات المركزية ؛ تومي فرانكس ، الجنرال الدنيوي والمطلوب ؛ كوندوليزا رايس ، الحاكمة الدائمة والمستشار للأمن القومي ؛ كارل روف ، الاستراتيجي السياسي العملي ؛ أعضاء رئيسيين آخرين من موظفي البيت الأبيض وقيادة الكونجرس. وزعماء أجانب تتراوح من رئيس الوزراء البريطاني بلير إلى الرئيس الروسي بوتين. تقدم خطة الهجوم تفاصيل جديدة عن تقييمات الاستخبارات لأسلحة الدمار الشامل العراقية المزعومة والتخطيط لآثار الحرب. العبيكان 2004
This paper develops models of spatial equilibrium in which a central metropolis emerges to supply manufactured goods to an agricultural hinterland. The location of the metropolis is not fully determined by the location of resources: as long as it is not too far from the geographical center of the region, the concentration of economic mass at the metropolis makes it the optimal location for manufacturing firms, and is thus self-justifying. The approach in this paper therefore helps explain the role of historical accident and self-fulfilling expectations in metropolitan location.
Based on the author's program for CBC Ideas, Men and animals: building a new relationship with nature, broadcast 1983. Includes sections on sealing, and traps and trapping.
The book results from research carried out by the authors since 1999 on urban gardening collectives in Russia, then from the extension of this research towards collective urban gardening in France, with some investigations in other European Union Member States and Brazil. This research was carried out within the framework of Kazan University (currently, the Institute of Administration and Territorial Development of the Federal University of Kazan) and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). It enabled the creation of an international research network entitled Sustainable Development of Cities: the Relationship between City-Dwellers and Nature. This research was developed with help from a three-year research contract (October 2009 – September 2012) with the GESSOL programme of the French Ministry of Ecology, on the theme of the use of urban and peri-urban soils for the sustainable development of cities. The final report of this research contract provides the basis for the book.