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CPULs: Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes


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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, PREFACE, FORWARD, AN INTRODUCTORY GLOSSARY, CARROT & CITY : THE CONCEPT OF CPULs, New Space for old Space : An urban vision, More Space with less Space : An urban design strategy, PLANNING FOR CPULs, Urban Agriculture, More Food with less Space : Why bother?, Urban Agriculture and sustainable urban development, Food Miles, Sandwell : A rich country and food for the poor, Plant-It, New Cities with more Life : benefits and obstacles, The Economics of Urban Agriculture, Changing consumer behaviour: The role of Farmers Markets, The social role of community farms and gardens in the city, Recycling systems at the urban scale, Open Urban Space, Food in Time : The history of English open urban space as a European example, Food in Space : CPULs amongst contemporary open urban space, Urban Space Atlas, Designs on the plot : The Future for Allotments in Urban Landscapes, International experience, Urban Agriculture in Havana, Cuba : Laboratory for urban agriculture, Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in S&E Africa : Economic, Planning and Social dimensions, Moulsecoomb : Discovering a Micro-PUL, Allotments, plots and crops in Britain, Urban food growing : New landscapes, new thinking, Permaculture and productive urban landscapes, Utilitarian Dreams : Examples from other countries, CARROT & CITY : PRACTICAL VISIONING, New Space for old Cities : Vision for landscape, More City with less Space : Vision for life style, More or less : Food for thought, APPENDIX, INDEX, CONTACTS

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* Is THE first book on urban agriculture for architects, landscape architects and urban designers * Presents concepts with the potential to have an immense impact on the future shape of cities * Includes over 200 images providing readers a clear visual idea of this pioneering subject

About the Author

Andre Viljoen is 'famous in his field' in the manner of Sue Roaf. He has been working with the Low Energy Architecture Research Unit has been developing design propositions exploring the potential for integrating Urban Agriculture into Cities.


"an astounding book"
Debora Solomon 7th June 2006 on Transition Culture

"a book of the most profound importance at this point in history".
Rob Hopkins, Permaculture

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