Campus Units

Architecture

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

5-2015

Journal or Book Title

EDRA46: brainSTORM, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association

First Page

223

Last Page

223

Conference Title

46th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association

Conference Date

May 27–30, 2015

City

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Abstract

Poverty, obesity, and vacant land are characteristics of neighborhoods lacking adequate access to healthy, affordable food, frequently referred to as “food deserts” or “food swamps” (USDA, 2013). While small-scale local food efforts such as community gardens are often present in these areas, they are often isolated and not connected to systems including production, processing, and distribution. The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit links these aspects of agricultural systems with underutilized spatial assets and local food efforts to create more comprehensive healthy food systems. This paper presents results from the first year of the Toolkit.

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Copyright 2015 The Environmental Design Research Association. Posted with permission.

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The Environmental Design Research Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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