Urban Farming

Urban agriculture has long been a staple of sustainable urbanism—in theory. Can policy changes help it become much more than that? This guidebook offers tactics and policies that planners can use to promote urban farms.
Nov 15, 2015   APA-FIG
Julie Ma investigates how one Swedish company is paving the way for a new urban food system that aims to increase one city's self-sufficiency.
Mar 14, 2012   Good
Baltimore's City Council has voted to not approve a bill that would provide non-profit urban farmers tax breaks, leaving some officials steamed.
Nov 26, 2011   The Baltimore Sun
A recent study found that a city could completely live off food grown from urban agriculture. Sharanbir Grewal, the study's author, discovered in his analysis of Cleveland that the city could produce up to 48 percent of the city's fresh produce.
Sep 14, 2011   Smart Planet
Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramps up efforts to support NYC's growing urban food cluster via set up new legislation, signed yesterday.
Aug 19, 2011   Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a change to local rules that would allow urban gardens to expand and sell produce within the city.
Aug 1, 2011   Chicago Tribune
The personally rewarding and healthy activity of urban farming continues to solidify a foothold on Hong Kong high rises, in spite of the lack of support from the government.
Jun 30, 2011   CNN
Edward Glaeser adds "large-scale metropolitan farming" to a list -- which also includes historic preservation -- of barriers to densifying urban development patterns. His argument is that the latter is the greener of the two.
Jun 21, 2011   Boston Globe
 Be a better person; be a better planner. Musings from a planner who wants to improve our profession for 2011. Here's how: Blog Post
Jan 2, 2011   By Melissa Hege
A small-scale urban agriculture project in Oakland, California is set to receive a $4 million grant to expand its work.
Nov 14, 2010   Grist
Online tools designed to connect local farmers with consumers are helping sustain the local food and urban agriculture movements.
Sep 16, 2010   Next American City