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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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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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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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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Brick City Urban Farms and EarthBoxes

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Brick City Urban Farms began using EarthBoxes when they created an urban farm (with the help of the newly elected mayor) on an unused parcel of land in Newark. The soil on this plot was polluted and unsuitable for growing and …
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Downsview Park and FoodCycles CSA

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Downsview Park International Design Competition was launched over a decade ago and since then the Park has realized its vision and put in place a foundation for a sustainable future. The Park is a recreational greenspace incorporating both open space, …
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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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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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Farview Park, RIVERFIRST Project

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The winning entry for the Minneapolis Riverfront Competition, the RIVERFIRST Project establishes a design framework to address 4 challenges for the 21st century: water, health, mobility and green economy. RIVERFIRST design initiatives function at multiple scales to link larger natural, …
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Edible Park, City Farm Herweijerhoeve, Zuiderpark

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The project is part of the Hague city farm Herweijerhoeve in the Zuiderpark and the Amateur Market Gardener’s Association ‘Nut en Genoegen’. Permaculture is used although the goal is primarily educational and artistic. The public is encouraged to interact with …
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Edible Estates #8 – Lenape Edible Estate

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Part of the Edible Estates project by Fritz Haeg, this garden is described as “a demonstration garden, part experimental laboratory and part educational display”. Haeg and his partners use edible native plants to remind visitors of a geographic history which …
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Curran House

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Curran House is a high density affordable housing structure in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. There is a garden on the first floor entrance which leads to a courtyard in the back, serving as a “decompression” garden as one moves from …
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Alemany Farms

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Alemany Farms is a volunteer-run farm set between residential areas, playfields and a highway. There are in-ground plantings, raised beds, hoop houses, and areas for educational groups to gather.

The Alemany Farm is a non-profit organization which uses the farm …
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Loutet Park

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The Loutet Park Farm is a pilot project which seeks to address a wide range of issues of urban quality through the creation of an urban farm in an under-used portion of a public park in Vancouver, British Columbia. The …
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Union Street Orchard

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The Union Street Orchard was a temporary installation of floating and in-ground agriculture. It’s construction was part of the London Festival of Architecture and transformed a parking lot in the SE1 neighborhood of London into an urban orchard and community …
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