Seeds of Change: Using Urban Agriculture to Move a City Towards Sustainability
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
As the global sustainability challenge intensifies, food has emerged as a critical issue in sustainable development. Growing food within city limits, or urban agriculture (UA), is one way to help increase access to fresh, local, healthy food for everyone while simultaneously reducing environmental impacts. While UA is increasing on a global scale, it is not always being supported in a strategic manner. This thesis explores the opportunity of how UA can be supported to help move cities towards sustainability. Current UA practices were evaluated based on information from literature and interviews using the five-level framework method. As a way to help provide guidance in strategic planning, the framework for strategic sustainable development (FSSD) was utilized, introducing the concepts of a full-system perspective, a principle-based definition of sustainability, and backcasting. Combining current UA success principles, stakeholder input, and the FSSD, an enhanced planning guide was created as a tool to help cities better plan for UA.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 96 p.
urban agriculture, sustainability, strategic sustainable development, policy, food, backcasting
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2191Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex6044BA899B6AA87FC12575CB0065686COAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2191DiVA: diva2:829458
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Miller, KarenLevy-Franca, César