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Cultivating the Social Field: Strategically moving Urban Agricultural Projects towards Sustainability
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Odla på det sociala området : Strategiskt flytta Urban jordbruksprojekt för hållbarhet (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The urban landscape requires a shift to a more self-sufficient, healthy and sustainable future. Urban agricultural (UA) projects are one way to do so. This research explores how low-income UA projects in North America and Europe can be supported strategically in moving towards a sustainable future. The authors analysed UA projects using the 5 Level Framework (5LF) and the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) to understand their current reality and to help determine sustainable advances within UA projects. Leverage Points were also used as a subsidiary analytical tool to help pinpoint effective actions of change. Research resulted in the creation of Strategic Recommendations and guidance for UA projects to help foster a societal shift towards sustainability.

Abstract [sv]

An in-depth exploration of urban agriculture. Using the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, an analysis was conducted, as well as looking at main barriers and enablers to success to determine what is the most strategic support urban agriculture projects need. An Ideal Project was created, complete with a set of 10 Foundational Values to build a vision on, 25 best practice recommendations and an ABCD planning process to move urban agriculture projects towards sustainability.

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2012. , 92 p.
Keyword [en]
Urban Agriculture, Sustainability, Urban Regeneration, Community Engagement, Strategic Sustainable Development, Systems Thinking
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2285Local ID: diva2:829553
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2012-06-08 Last updated: 2015-11-09Bibliographically approved

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