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Toward Sustainable Relations Between Agriculture and the City

  • Presents multilevel approaches of sustainable relations between agriculture and the city

  • Written by scientists in agronomy, geography and urban planning

  • Includes methodological frameworks and case studies in Europe and the Mediterranean

Part of the book series: Urban Agriculture (URBA)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Relations Between Agriculture and the City in Europe and the Mediterranean

    • Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, Coline Perrin, Elodie Valette
    Pages 1-11
  3. Systemic Approaches of Urban-Agricultural Relations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Food, Integrating Urban and Agricultural Dynamics in Pisa, Italy

      • Sylvie Lardon, Marie Houdart, Salma Loudiyi, Rosalia Filippini, Elisa Marraccini
      Pages 15-31
    3. Interactions Between Agriculture and the City: A Systemic Approach to Examine Sustainability in Meknes (Morocco)

      • Jean-Pierre Chery, Elodie Valette, Patrick Dugué, Pascale Philifert, Abdellaoui El Hassane
      Pages 51-72
    4. Urban Farms Under Pressure: Cairo’s Dairy Producers, Egypt

      • Annabelle Daburon, Véronique Alary, Ahmed Ali, Mohamed El Sorougy, Jean François Tourrand
      Pages 73-88
  4. Methods and Tools to Design Sustainable Urban Food Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89
    2. An Ecological Footprint-Based Spatial Zoning Approach for Sustainable Metropolitan Agro-Food Systems

      • Dirk Wascher, Leonne Jeurissen, Jan-Eelco Jansma, Michiel van Eupen
      Pages 91-109
    3. The Integration Between Mediterranean Cities and Agriculture in Local Projects. A Conceptual Framework

      • Salma Loudiyi, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, Patricia Abrantes, Sylvie Lardon, Guilhem Mousselin, Pascale Scheromm et al.
      Pages 129-143
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 237-239

About this book

This book gives an overview of frameworks, methods, and case studies for the analysis of the relations between agriculture and the city, in Europe and the Mediterranean. One of its general objectives is to show, through a diversity of case studies, how local actors (private actors, civil society and public decision - makers) deal with and interact over agriculture, food and urban development. It also aims to show how actors innovate through new activities, organizations, institutions and territories. Another key objective is finally to provide frameworks and methodological approaches for what could be called “agri-urban studies”.

The three parts of the book provide a set of approaches of the sustainability of urban food systems from an actors’ perspective. Part 1 presents systemic approaches of agricultural-urban interactions at the city-region scale in France, Egypt, Italy and Morocco. Local food issues, agriculture-urban relations, short food chains and urban livestock are taken as examples to develop systemic approaches, mobilizing both integrative and dual processes linking agriculture and the city. Part 2 deals with methods and tools for urban planning and local development, in order to design and assess sustainable food systems. At the city-region scale, chapters illustrate how actors can set relevant boundaries of a sustainable foodshed, design tools including local food supply In urban planning, and evaluate contributions of local projects to sustainability. Part 3 identifies and recounts the recent changes in urban agriculture and the new forms of governance which are emerging in European cities (Athens, Berlin, Lisboa, Montpellier, Paris and Zurich).  Referring to urban agriculture, chapters show how sustainable pathways can be fostered by a wide range of multiscale grassroots initiatives (farms, collective gardens, buildings, urban green areas …) embedded in transitioning trends of sustainable development. 

Keywords

  • Farming systems
  • Governance
  • Innovation
  • Planning
  • Urban agriculture
  • Food planning
  • Gardening
  • Europe
  • urban geography and urbanism

Editors and Affiliations

  • Innovation, INRA, CIRAD,, Montpellier Supagro, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France

    Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, Coline Perrin

  • ART-DEV, University of Montpellier, CIRAD,, CNRS, University of Paul Valery, University of Perpignan, Montpellier, France

    Elodie Valette

About the editors

Christophe-Toussaint Soulard is a senior researcher at INRA (The French Institute for Agricultural Research). Head of the research team “Agricity” of the Innovation research unit in Montpellier, France, he conducts research on sustainable agriculture and urban food systems. Holding a PhD in geography (Paris Sorbonne University, 1999), he leads research and action-research projects, and supervises doctoral theses in France, with comparisons in the Mediterranean (Lebanon, Portugal, Tunisia) and with the United States (Portland). 

Coline Perrin is a researcher at INRA (The French Institute for Agricultural Research). Member of the research team “Agricity” of the UMR Innovation in Montpellier, France, she conducts researches on farmland farmland management on the urban fringe planning. PhD in geography (Aix-Marseille and Firenze Florence Universities, 2009), she leads the research project JASMINN dealing with farmland protection, urban planning and spatial justice on the urban fringe, in France, Italy and other Mediterranean countries. 

Elodie Valette is researcher at CIRAD (The French Agricultural Research and International Cooperation Institute). She is member of the joint research unit Art-Dev in Montpellier, France. She has a PhD in geography (Paris Diderot University, 2003) and leads research projects dealing with agriculture, governance and urban planning, in Africa and Maghreb.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Toward Sustainable Relations Between Agriculture and the City

  • Editors: Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, Coline Perrin, Elodie Valette

  • Series Title: Urban Agriculture

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71037-2

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-71035-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-89032-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-71037-2

  • Series ISSN: 2197-1730

  • Series E-ISSN: 2197-1749

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 239

  • Number of Illustrations: 22 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Agriculture, Urban Sociology, Agricultural Economics

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-71037-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)