From vacant land to urban fallows: a permacultural approach to wasted land in cities and suburbs

  title={From vacant land to urban fallows: a permacultural approach to wasted land in cities and suburbs},
  author={Alex Korsunsky},
  journal={Journal of Political Ecology},
  • A. Korsunsky
  • Published 7 July 2019
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  • Journal of Political Ecology
While vacant land in cities has long been considered a sign of decline, a growing literature now suggests that such land can serve valuable social and ecological functions. In this article, I argue that such approaches advocated to date, while beneficial, operate within a New Urbanist framework that is essentially concerned with filling in vacant land with new 'green' projects. Unfortunately, such approaches are limited by a conceptualization of the city that treats inner city vacant lots as… 
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