LW103: Green shoots? The potential role of urban agriculture in regenerating our urban areas
Urban agriculture (UA) is the dream of revolutionaries; having seeded itself in the developing world it is now producing fruit in the developed world. Architects in New York, Amsterdam and London plan productive roof gardens, vertical farms and a world of ‘active design’; guerrilla growers in West Yorkshire plant herbs on waste ground; young activists everywhere talk of ‘transition towns’, growing your own, and a food industry that is sustainable and ethical.
This Local Work examines the background to the urban agriculture movement and explores its potential for reviving our urban areas in today’s uncertain economic climate.