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Multifunctional Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Land Use Planning in the United States
- S. Lovell
- Economics, History
- 4 August 2010
Urban agriculture offers an alternative land use for integrating multiple functions in densely populated areas. While urban agriculture has historically been an important element of cities in many…
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This paper summarizes a strategy for supplying ecosystem services in urban areas through a participatory planning process targeting multifunctional green infrastructure. We draw from the literature…
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The opportunity exists to improve intensively managed landscapes (urban and agricultural areas dominated by human activities) through greater engagement of ecologists in the process of ecological…
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A framework for transforming landscapes to improve performance by integrating ecological principles into landscape design is proposed, and some important applications of the landscape performance framework in urban and agricultural settings are demonstrated.
Environmental challenges threatening the growth of urban agriculture in the United States.
Abiotic environmental factors influencing urban cropping systems, including soil contamination and remediation; atmospheric pollutants and altered climatic conditions; and water management, sources, and safety are reviewed.