Next Article in Journal
Profit Analysis and Supply Chain Planning Model for Closed-Loop Supply Chain in Fashion Industry
Previous Article in Journal
An Entropy-Perspective Study on the Sustainable Development Potential of Tourism Destination Ecosystem in Dunhuang, China
Previous Article in Special Issue
Residents’ Household Solid Waste (HSW) Source Separation Activity: A Case Study of Suzhou, China
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2014, 6(12), 9007-9026; doi:10.3390/su6129007

A Monetary Measure of Inclusive Goods: The Concept of Deliberative Appraisal in the Context of Urban Agriculture

1
Department of Architecture and Design (DIAP), University of Rome La Sapienza, P.zza Borghese 9, 00186 Rome, Italy
2
Department of Architecture, University of Roma Tre, Via della Madonna dei Monti 40, 00184 Rome, Italy
These authors contributed equally to this work.
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 June 2014 / Revised: 23 October 2014 / Accepted: 1 December 2014 / Published: 5 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Cities)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [952 KB, uploaded 24 February 2015]   |  

Abstract

In the major U.S. and European cities (e.g., Detroit, Seattle, San Francisco, London, Paris, etc.) that since 2007 have been feeling the effects of the international economic crisis, regeneration processes have been set up thanks, among other things, to the synergic impact generated by urban agriculture (UA). There are numerous and greatly varied effects, linked to localization, that are consistent with the paradigm of sustainable development, although the sporadic, spontaneous, and discontinued nature of UA conditions its capacity to strongly influence an entire community. With a view to enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of urban agriculture, and to facilitating its planning, this study puts forward the implementation of an organized and multifunctional agro-urban system. The consent of the population involved is vital for the creation and implementation of the system, therefore ascertaining not only the existence but also the level of social appreciation of this resource is of paramount importance. With the aim of providing a suitable methodology for ascertaining the social appreciation of the stakeholders in the agro-urban system, the paper puts forward a deliberative monetary appraisal that combines an economic valuation based on hypothetic scenarios with direct, inclusive, and dialogic approaches. In this paper we present: (1) a general overview of the main characteristics of urban agriculture and related problems; (2) the principal methodological elements for defining and planning an agro-urban system; and (3) guidelines for a deliberative appraisal procedure related to an agro-urban system. View Full-Text
Keywords: deliberative appraisal; inclusive goods; urban agriculture; community monetary valuation; sustainable cities deliberative appraisal; inclusive goods; urban agriculture; community monetary valuation; sustainable cities
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Miccoli, S.; Finucci, F.; Murro, R. A Monetary Measure of Inclusive Goods: The Concept of Deliberative Appraisal in the Context of Urban Agriculture. Sustainability 2014, 6, 9007-9026.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top