Urban Agriculture

May 17, 2016, 5am PDT
New research suggests urban agriculture’s biggest yields are social, cultural, and educational.
Take Part
November 15, 2015, 9am PST
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.
APA-FIG
October 21, 2015, 2pm PDT
The local food production industry so far has mostly been constrained to a niche market—expensive and available only to a small percentage of consumers. A project in Portland is working to change that.
ASLA The Dirt
April 15, 2015, 2pm PDT
Located in California's fertile Central Valley, Sacramento is ideally situated to integrate local farming into its urban fabric.
Seedstock
March 31, 2015, 10am PDT
While widespread urban farming remains pipe dream in the United States, dwindling arable land and a mass shift to cities might make it a necessity in China.
designboom
March 29, 2015, 9am PDT
Operated by a pair of brothers, Finca Tres Robles is one of several Houston farms coaxing fresh produce from unused urban land. Increasingly, urban farmers compete with developers for space.
OffCite
March 17, 2015, 10am PDT
As cities and towns offer more incentives and planning support for local agriculture, there is still plenty of education and learning to be done to create and sustain local food systems. Enter the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit.
Seedstock
February 24, 2015, 8am PST
Rapid urbanization and climate change will make it harder for cities to provide crucial resources for their citizens. In this article, Arup consultants Amy Leitch and Laura Frost examine how the built environment can fill this emerging need.
Arup Connect
February 11, 2015, 7am PST
Farm land ownership matters on the edges of metropolitan areas, where farmers can find lucrative markets for their products and yet, with ever escalating land prices, face daunting odds in securing land to grow on or even to get started.
Rooflines
February 3, 2015, 9am PST
"One hundred years ago, urban areas were viewed as the place for economic opportunity, but they were unhealthy, congested places. Now cities can be very healthy," says the new director of Washington, D.C.'s department of the environment.
Elevation DC
January 9, 2015, 11am PST
Successful Chicago urban agriculture projects on rooftop, in edible lawn, and at a school reviewed by resilience consultant Dave Hampton.
UrbDeZine
January 6, 2015, 1pm PST
Urban Land surveys ten of the best recent examples of development projects that incorporate agricultural facilities—from New York to new Orleans.
Urban Land
December 17, 2014, 7am PST
FiveThirtyEight and ESPN recently produced a short documentary about the creators of Falling Fruit—a website that maps food sources in cities around the world.
FiveThirtyEight
October 23, 2014, 1pm PDT
A motion passed earlier this month calls for landowners to receive tax breaks for leasing vacant property for agriculture and farming.
The Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2014, 11am PDT
Known for its density with nearly 20,000 people per square mile, Singapore is changing its food systems strategy to produce more food locally, and reduce food waste.
Fast Company Co.Exist
June 22, 2014, 11am PDT
A hedge fund manager recently took it upon himself to bring 20 goats into Detroit as an experiment of urban agriculture. The city quickly shipped the herd off, but fans of goats wonder why these animals shouldn't have a place in the city.
NPR The Salt
May 22, 2014, 6am PDT
Urban Times reports on several 'Agrihoods' maturing all over the United States.
Urban Times
December 18, 2013, 5am PST
Forget about golf courses and swimming pools, says Luke Runyon, developers are drawing in residents by integrating fully functioning farms into their new neighborhoods.
NPR
October 6, 2013, 1pm PDT
Community gardens and small-scale farms could soon start sprouting in California's cities thanks to a new law that allows municipalities to lower property taxes on small plots of land in exchange for at least five years of agricultural use.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
October 4, 2013, 5pm PDT
Urban agriculture is a promising solution to a variety of ills afflicting our increasingly urbanizing planet. Milton Keynes, Britain's largest New Town of the 20th Century, is forging a path towards food sovereignty by growing its urban farms.
Christina Sgro