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Environments 2018, 5(3), 38; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments5030038

Gardening the City: Addressing Sustainability and Adapting to Global Warming through Urban Agriculture

IATEUR IRCS, University of Reims, 57 rue Taitiinger, 51100 Reims, France
Received: 21 January 2018 / Revised: 26 February 2018 / Accepted: 27 February 2018 / Published: 2 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Agriculture and Climate Change)
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This article envisions urban agriculture as a solution to address global warming by decreasing the urban heat island effect while also addressing many other urban sustainability issues, such as multi-functionality, creating new commons, amenities and ecosystem services, reinventing urbanity, encouraging community building by growing local food, and enhanced water management. This article examines how urban design and planning can promote this solution to reconfigure more sustainable and resilient cities. A crucial aspect is that urban planning should evolve from its traditional prescriptive form to adaptive planning. An important point in adaptive planning is that anybody concerned should be associated with the decision-making process, which requires the involvement of citizens in the decisions that affect them. View Full-Text
Keywords: adaptive planning; participatory policies; sustainability; revegetation; urban agriculture; urban heat island; urban regeneration adaptive planning; participatory policies; sustainability; revegetation; urban agriculture; urban heat island; urban regeneration
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