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.
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.
November 23, 2017, 1pm PST
A crowdfunding campaign recently launched to support a new kind of commissary kitchen in Portland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Throwing cold water on the latest "techno-optimism" for indoor, urban agriculture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 7, 2014, 2pm PDT
Urban farming has taken root as Detroit transforms. Now, farmers and entrepreneurs must continue to find new ways to profit from the city's new farming business model.
March 22, 2014, 9am PDT
Lessons from a successful urban farming effort can be applied to achieve resource independence aside from just food.
February 23, 2014, 7am PST
Shipping container houses are all the rage right now. So why not a shipping container farm?
January 18, 2014, 7am PST
The urban farming movement won a big victory recently in Boston, where new zoning regulations allowed for the creation of certain kinds of commercial farms within city limits.