Essays about: "community gardens"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 39 essays containing the words community gardens.

  1. 1. Community Garden Streetscapes : promoting social cohesion between the formal city and the informal settlements in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires

    University essay from SLU/Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

    Author : Amanda Backlund; Evelina Bengtsson; [2020]
    Keywords : community garden; social cohesion; informal settlements; urban agriculture; streetscapes; streetscape design; Buenos Aires;

    Abstract : Urbanisation causes challenges related to environmental issues and social conflicts (Sijmons 2010; Elmqvist et al. 2018). On a local level, in the informal settlements of Hurlingham in Greater Buenos Aires, it is expressed through unequal distribution of urban land, severe floodings and segregation (Janches 2020a; van de Berg 2018). READ MORE

  2. 2. Assessing the potential for vertical urban agriculture for multi-storey buildings : a case study of the proposed Culture Casbah development in Rosengård, Malmö

    University essay from SLU/Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

    Author : Francisco Javier Valerio Trujillo; [2020]
    Keywords : urban agriculture; well-being; sustainable development; urban ecological infrastructure; food security; densification; urban ecology infrastructure; community gardens;

    Abstract : This thesis proposes the use of urban agriculture as a tool to address three global challenges related to population growth in cities; densification, climate change and health risk by studying the history and benefits of urban agriculture, it is possible to understand the benefits in better integrating urban agriculture into new urban infrastructure, particularly in high-density housing areas. These benefits include; better living conditions, reduced food transportation, stormwater management and strong links between communities. READ MORE

  3. 3. “you can almost pretend you’re not in the city”. A discursive map of urban nature in Malmö.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Haikku Arosuo; [2020]
    Keywords : Malmö; urban nature; discursive mapping; social construction of nature; representations of nature; urban green space; urban blue space; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This paper departs from the notion that urban green and blue spaces provide health benefits by aiming to map other meanings of urban nature in Malmö. These meanings are explored from the perspectives of 1) how urban nature is defined by people in Malmö, 2) which functions urban nature is said to have, 3) what kinds of emotional connections to urban nature are presented, and 4) which kinds of values are attributed to urban nature. READ MORE

  4. 4. Innovative agricultural intensification to cope with demographic and climatic changes for subsistence producers : a case study of Sandfly Island, Solomon Islands

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Soil and Environment

    Author : Matthieu Michelet; [2020]
    Keywords : Subsistence agriculture; fallow; mulching; composting; innovative intensification; Melanesia; climate change;

    Abstract : This research aims to study the dynamics of agricultural intensification amongst the small island community of Sandfly Island, Solomon Islands, and to observe the spreading of new agricultural practices of intensification that can help mitigate the pressures of climate change on the one side; and on the other side of a growing food demand from a growing population. The intention is to describe the variety of agricultural practices and the variation of production parameters such as fallow length, length of cropping period, number of plots in agricultural rotation and size of plots as to assess the state of agricultural intensification and to find what are the environmental constraints to production. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sustainable development in Änggärdet : A Backcasting Approach for what a Sustainable Community Farm Might Comprise in the Future

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Jordi Balbin Vila; [2020]
    Keywords : Production; consumption; driving forces; short and long-term challenges; sustainable awareness;

    Abstract : It can be argued that the growing threat of climate change, of a culture of capitalism and consumption established in today’s society, drives networks of people to form unions and not to follow standard production and consumption systems, of which Änggärdet is a representation. This thesis project aims to create a desirable and sustainable future scenario for Änggärdet in 2030 based on a backcasting methodology. READ MORE