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
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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
A Catholic charity in Kansas City got a lot of requests from the immigrants they were assisting from Africa and Asia for a place to plant vegetables. The resulting hybrid of community farm/microbusiness is flourishing.
Jun 12, 2010 Grist
Artist Natalie Jeremijenko's farming pods could be perched atop skylines in the future as a sustainable method of rooftop farming. They will grow fruits and vegetables in hydroponic chambers, allowing sunlight through a clear plastic skin.
Jun 9, 2010 Fast Company