Journal or Book Title
EDRA46: brainSTORM, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association
46th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association
May 27–30, 2015
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.
The Environmental Design Research Association
Anderson, Nadia and Long, Courtney, "The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit: Using Health and Wellness to Create New Urban Infrastructures" (2015). Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations. 92.