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A political ecology of community gardens in Australia: form local issues to global lessons


Byrne, JA and Pickering, CM and Guitart, DA and Sims-Castley, R, A political ecology of community gardens in Australia: form local issues to global lessons, Global Urban Agriculture, CABI, AMGA WinklerPrins (ed), London, pp. 118-133. ISBN 9781780647326 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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The local impacts of global urbanization (e.g. dwindling green spaces, food insecurity, land shortages, loss of biodiversity) have triggered resurgent interest in various forms of urban agriculture (Godfray et al., 2010; Evers and Hodgson, 2011). In many rapidly growing cities across the Global North (GN) and Global South (GS), residents are clamouring for better access to places to grow safe and healthy food, for spaces that foster social inclusion, and improved environmental quality (Guitart et al., 2015). Urban cultivation initiatives are often framed around the social benefits of local food growing and typically seek to be 'sustainable' (Chapters 8 and 9, this volume). These twin goals have important implications for land-use planning and policy, implications that we address in this chapter.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:community gardens, urban agriculture, social justice, food security, environmental management practices, planning policy, cities
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Urban policy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Byrne, JA (Professor Jason Byrne)
ID Code:124794
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-03-08
Last Modified:2018-04-09

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