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In the introduction we present the topic of urban agriculture (UA), as well as the relevance and rationale of the research into the effects of UA on the social, economic, environmental and spatial aspects of the quality of life (QoL) in Sofia, Bulgaria from the study Urban Agriculture as a Strategy for Improving the Quality of Life of Urban Communities, conducted in Sofia between 2018 and 2021. The analyses are based on qualitative and quantitative studies (in-depth interviews, focus groups, expert statements, and a sociological survey representative of three districts of Sofia among 750 people), as well as on ecological monitoring of UA sites and spatial mapping of natural UA resources in the City of Sofia. In the introduction we also briefly present the structure of the book.

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Draganova, M., Pickard, D. (2022). Introduction. In: Pickard, D. (eds) Urban Agriculture for Improving the Quality of Life. Urban Agriculture. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94743-9_1

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