Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Urban Farming

6 days ago
Noise and smeall are the common complaints as more residents of urban areas bring animals to their home to live more sustainably.
Chicago Tribune
March 12, 2019, 11am PDT
Hydroponic farming company Square Roots will expand thanks to a partnership with Gordon Foods.
Curbed
October 10, 2018, 10am PDT
For the first time, the state of Minnesota is offering money specifically for urban agriculture, in a win for urban farmers who want to challenge the notion that agriculture is necessarily a rural enterprise.
MinnPost
September 24, 2018, 11am PDT
A hydroponic farm on the grounds of the Texas State Fair helps residents in the food deserts of South Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News
May 16, 2018, 6am PDT
It can be easier for Chicago's urban gardeners to grow produce than to sell it.
Southside Weekly
December 16, 2017, 9am PST
A California policy lets cities offer tax incentives to landowners who put vacant lots to use as urban farms or gardens. Long Beach is the latest comer, but the uptake has been sluggish elsewhere.
Next City
November 26, 2017, 5am PST
John Gallagher takes a look at some of the civic factors and organizations that have worked behind the scenes to pull Detroit through.
Detroit Free Press
November 23, 2017, 1pm PST
A crowdfunding campaign recently launched to support a new kind of commissary kitchen in Portland.
The Oregonian
August 29, 2017, 7am PDT
The Hilltop Urban Farm project is moving along in Pittsburgh. Few, if any, community gardens have been built on this scale before.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 23, 2017, 7am PDT
New York's ability to feed itself with locally grown urban agriculture is only being partially realized. Better planning, specific to urban agriculture, would help.
The Wall Street Journal
July 4, 2017, 5am PDT
New York's 'barge-to-table' floating farm gives city residents without access to farmland the opportunity to pick their own food.
Modern Cities
June 26, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new state-of-the-art urban garden is for the 400 daily residents of a Dallas homeless shelter to maintain and enjoy.
The Dallas Morning News
June 20, 2017, 6am PDT
If passed, St. Louis's new zoning regulations will allow residents of St. Louis to keep up to eight rabbits or chickens, among other animals.
Next City
June 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Throwing cold water on the latest "techno-optimism" for indoor, urban agriculture.
City Observatory
April 14, 2017, 2pm PDT
An aging population of farmers may give way to a generation of young entrepreneurs who see the value and values of growing food.
Fortune
February 7, 2017, 9am PST
Pulling in community members and a network of local nonprofits, Phoenix's "Spaces of Opportunity" is an attempt to make urban farming something more than a catchphrase.
The Architect's Newspaper
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
August 21, 2015, 12pm PDT
Can self-contained urban food systems exist in the core of our cities? Architect Darrick Borowski of New York based firm ARExA developed a model to determine just that.
Doggerel
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