Yes to local urban agriculture – No to a temporary parking lot!!!

“Save R-URBAN, an internationally acclaimed professional and citizen initiative of resilient regeneration in Colombes, near Paris, and persuade the municipality and other authorities of the general interest of preserving this project whose main site in Colombes is currently threaten to …
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AGRI-Culture – ville et champs, Geneva 2014

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AGRI-Culture addresses three basic topics: the recovery and reclamation of water, the growing, planting, harvesting and

celebrating of food and the appropriation and animation of place.

WATER RECUPERATION

Rainwater harvesting is an essential component to successful
urban agriculture projects. …
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EARTHLING, SEEDLING – LAUSANNE JARDINS 2014

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Earthling + Seedling addresses the preciousness of resources such as water and energy, the cycle of growing, planting,
harvesting and enjoying plants for food and the relationships of people and place.

WATER AND ENERGY

Water is a resource which …
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Where do your vegees come from ?

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Where do your vegetables come from? In big cities people tend to forget where and how food is produced. The installation was an effort to bring together food consumption and production in a simple direct way. The aim of the …
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Idroponia

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A model in 1:1 scale hydroponic urban agriculture has been designed and built next to a house in the Sassi Area of Matera ( Basilicata, South Italy ). Hydroponics is a growing technique that uses …
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Chamard châtelard, Yverdon-les-bains

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Suite à l’abandon du projet de canal Rhin-Rhône, et la disponibilité consécutive de larges espaces auparavant réservés, Agglo y a lancé un MEP visant à définir les conditions d’aménagement de ce secteur partiellement bâti situé aux portes de la ville, …
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Les Parties, Yverdon-les-bains

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L’équipe pluridisciplinaire pour Les Parties, pilotée par Urbaplan avec la participation de VWA pour la thématique paysage, a abordé l’urbanisation d’un espace actuellement agricole, pris entre la frange urbaine existante et le viaduc. Le programme prévu pour ce secteur inclut …
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Les Plaines-du-Loup, Métamorphose

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Permettant d’associer la production alimentaire à une démarche urbanistique, le projet de concours VWA pour les Plaines-du-Loup considère l’activité agricole comme un élément qualifiant les espaces libres du quartier et lui conférant une forte identité. Ne cherchant pas à concurrencer …
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Centrale de biométhanisation de la ville de lausanne et cuisine froide du CHUV

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Une usine de biométhanisation (30’000m2) et une cuisine de préparation d’aliments froids pour le CHUV sont projetés au sein du périmètre «Coeur du P.A.R.C.» du parc d’agglomération de la Blécherette, plus précisément à proximité de la ferme de Cery. La …
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schéma directeur du nord lausannois (sdnl), chantier 4a

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Le chantier 4a du SDNL, portant sur les «Stratégies de préservation et d’évolution de la nature et du paysage», appelle à émettre des propositions générales pour l’entier du périmètre du secteur ainsi qu’une vision plus concrète pour sa partie sud : …
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O’Hare Urban Garden

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In 2011, Chicago O’Hare installed the world’s first aeroponic garden in an airport. Chard, jalapeno peppers, lettuces, tomatoes, herbs, and other products are grown without the use of soil in a tower of nutrient solution. There are twenty six towers …
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Edible Campus – The University of Quebec, Montreal

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Campus Comestibles is a set of four initiatives for four university campuses. Montreal students are working hard to promote urban agriculture and eventually be able to feed themselves thanks to the university’s production. The University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) …
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Bagnolet’s Shepherd

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Gilles Amar, a young shepherd and holder of an agricultural title, had wanted to introduce farm animals in Seine-Saint-Denis, in the city of Bagnolet, where he grew up. He and his herd composed of sheep and goats move from green …
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Guerrilla Grafters: Splicing fruit-Bearing Branches Onto City Trees

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In 2013, Vancouver completed the largest urban orchard in North America. The site, a former gas station, is rented by Sole Food from the city of Vancouver for $1 per year. Situated near a train station, this once abandoned site …
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Urban Orchard

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In 2013, Vancouver completed the largest urban orchard in North America. The site, a former gas station, is rented by Sole Food from the city of Vancouver for $1 per year. Situated near a train station, this once abandoned site …
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ParcFertile – Winning Entry for Urban Farm Park Competition in Bernex

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ParcFertile, a submission by Verzone Woods Architects in Rougemont, Switzerland, has won the international competition to build an urban farm park on about 9 hectares of land in Bernex, Switzerland.

The farm features a variety of production types, including vegetables, …
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Troy Gardens

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Troy Garden is growing certified organic food including a community garden, a school training programs and a Community farm of 6 ha. The aim of the project are: learn to grow and prepare array of garden vegetables and fruits, increase …
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Artscape Wychwood Barns

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Adaptive reuse projects maintain connections to our past while conserving resources through the reuse of materials. Depending on location and use, they can also benefit communities by revitalizing neighborhoods. The Artscape Wychwood Barns project in Toronto is one such case. …
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Evergreen Brick Works

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Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental center for cutting-edge ideas, technologies, and solutions for urban sustainability. In the center of the coplex, many activities related to education, production, and distribution of local food occur daily. Additionally, the community works …
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Community garden in le parc de Beaulieu

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The UAC (Community action unit of Geneva city) initiated a garden plots’ project within the public realm for the use of local residents. The occupied area was originally only 310 m2. However in 2010 the collective group Beaulieu, a group …
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NYC Public Access Orchard

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Newtown Pippin Restoration are reintroducing and cultivating the historically significant Newton Pippin apple tree in New York by donating trees to local community gardens, schools, environmental groups and other public spaces to ensure the trees can be publicly accessed.
The …
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Le 56 – Ecointerstice

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‘Le 56′ is located on a formerly unused piece of land which had remained undeveloped due to outstanding conflicts between building developers and the municipality. In an attempt to resolve the issue, the commune of Paris invited Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée …
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Franklin permaculture garden

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The UMass Permaculture Initiative is a unique sustainability program that converts unproductive grass lawns on campus into ecological, socially responsible, and financially sustainable permaculture landscapes that are easy to replicate. The permaculture garden provides food for the campus dining facilities …
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Ravine city

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The Toronto Ravine System, running like fingers through the city and housing diverse ecosystems, is Toronto’s defining natural feature. The artificial ravines function much like natural ravines – controlling water flow, cleansing the air as well as creating habitat and biomass. …
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Incredible edible

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Incredible Edible is a campaign group for local food in an ex-industrial Yorkshire market town. They support and encourage a number of food related projects throughout the town some of which are located in unconventional locations such as the graveyard …
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Green thumb

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GreenThumb provides programming and material support to over 500 community gardens in New York City. Workshops, which are the access point for supplies, are held every month of the year, covering gardening basics to more advanced farming and community organizing …
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Slow food

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Slow food is a human network to defending agricultural biodiversity and supporting food and taste education. It was founded to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in …
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21 acres Community agriculture center

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21 Acres is a non-profit organization with a vision to create and operate a vital, open public space for everyone to rediscover the agricultural heritage of Washington region and learn about cutting-edge, sustainable agricultural design and technologies as well as …
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Growing Power

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The mission of Growing power is “to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community.”  Focusing its efforts on underserved urban neighborhoods, Growing Power strives to increase access to local food, education and training, and economic opportunity.
Its production …
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Farming the City

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FarmingtheCity.net maps and showcases an initial 20 key city farming projects on an interactive online site. Case study information includes location, type of project (commercial, community, innovation), status (start-up, on-going, completed) and position within the developing local food system (sourcing, …
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Butler University campus farm

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The students’ interest in local organic foods, sustainability, environmental justice, food security, and the interconnectedness of life on Earth lead to the concept of a farm located within the university campus.
The primary goals are to educate Butler students and …
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Growing Power Vertical Farm

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The vertical farm will expand and improve Growing Power’s greenhouse and aquaponics operations currently spread over a two-acre site located in the City of Milwaukee. Five stories of south-facing greenhouse will allow the production of plants, vegetables, and herbs year-round. …
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Farm Viability in Urbanizing Areas

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American Farmland Trust (AFT) have partnered with Dick Esseks and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to release a report regarding the long-term viability of agriculture in counties that are becoming increasingly urban. The report, titled Farm Viability in Urbanizing Areas, explores …
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Walkley Micro Allotment Network

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Studio Polpo has worked with Transition Crookes/Walkley to develop the micro-allotment network, being piloted in the Walkley area of the city.

This initiative has created a series of small plots for growing fruit, herbs and vegetables out of currently disused …
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Center for the Environment

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At Catawba College‘s Center for the Environment are developing two urban agriculture initiatives: a green roof for the science building and a new high efficiency greenhouse.

The college is using a high efficiency Suncatcher greenhouse that deals with the problem …
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Dakakker Urban Rooftop Farm

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As part of the 5th International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Test Site has included the city’s first rooftop garden on top of the Schieblock building. The garden houses vegetables. herbs and bees, with the produce being distributed to local …
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Edible Public Space

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Edible Public Space is an experimental project of food growing in public space in Leeds. The Edible Public Space is based on providing resources for cheap and healthy food allocation within disadvantaged neighborhoods; bringing back an essential element in life of …
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EcoBox

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“ECObox is a temporary garden constructed out of recycled materials”. It is a series of self-managed projects in the La Chapelle area of northern Paris which encourage residents to get access to and critically transform temporary misused or underused spaces. …
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Deltapark Agropark

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The Delta Park represents a combination of non-land-reliant intensive sectors with industrial processing, located on an industrial estate in an urban setting. It combines glasshouse horticulture, protein production, abattoirs, meat processing, waste sorting, recycling, product processing, bio-refinery, the production of …
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Community Vehicular Reclamation Project

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A car towed from the junkyard was filled with soil, the body work painted, planted with herbs, flower and vegetables then parked up on the street in the Kensington Market area of Toronto. This installation was one of the many …
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Civil Eats

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Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities. In our efforts, we support the development of a dialog among local and national leaders about the American food system, …
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City Harvest

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Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children.

This year, City Harvest will collect more than 38 million pounds of excess …
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Cittaslow UK

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Cittaslow towns describe themselves as unique, vibrant and prosperous. There’s an art to improving the quality of life in a town; a way in which the community comes together for the common good that generates a passion felt by residents …
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Bus Roots

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Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses, an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate thesis at NYU. The project aims to reclaim the forgotten space on …
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Boatanic

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Boatanic is a new concept in its beginning stages, led by Damian O’Sullivan and supported by the Enviu team, that plans to revolutionize urban farming.

The idea is to revive formerly active tourist boats, used to travel down city canals …
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Better Bankside Urban Forest

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Bankside Urban Forest is supported by Better Bankside BID, an independent, business-owned and led company, that seeks to improve a given location for commercial activity. The members are 460 companies in the BID area who pan an annual ‘levy’. They …
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Bastille Restaurant Rooftop Garden

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Bastille cafe, like many organic and sustainable restaurants, source their products from local farmers and purveyors whenever possible. However Bastille Cafe has taken this a step further by sourcing vegetables from their own roof. A 4,500 square foot garden of …
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Bag/Sack Gardens

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The slums of Nairobi house more than 60 percent of the population; Kibera slum being the second biggest. Agricultural land remains scarce and in December 2007, due to post-election violence, food prices rose by 50% in six months. The French …
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Back to Front

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Back to Front is a community organization set up to promote food growing in front gardens so that they ‘look good and taste better’.

The scheme was initially inspired by the Bangladeshi people of Leeds who often used their front …
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Agromere

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The city of Almere (30 km east of Amsterdam) has to double in size (190,000 towards 350,000 inhabitants) over the next 20 years. This summer Almere launched its plans for this so called ‘Scale Jump Almere 2030′ (Almere 2.0). East …
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