Chapter 1. Relations between agriculture and the city in Europe and the Mediterranean -- Part 1. Systemic approaches of agricultural- urban relations -- Chapter 2. Food, integrating urban and agricultural dynamics in Pisa, Italy -- Chapter 3. Logistic issues and impacts of short food supply chains: case studies in Nord – Pas de Calais, France -- Chapter 4. Interactions between agriculture and the city : a systemic approach to examine sustainability in Meknes (Morocco) -- Chapter 5. Urban farms under pressure: Cairo’s dairy producers, Egypt -- Part 2. Methods and tools to design sustainable urban food systems -- Chapter 6. An Ecological Footprint-based Spatial Zoning Approach for Sustainable Metropolitan Agro-Food Systems -- Chapter 7. Food cells and food nodes. Two new concepts for rethinking traditional urban and food planning practices. The case of Barcelona’s Metropolitan Region -- Chapter 8. The integration between Mediterranean cities and agriculture in local projects. A conceptual framework -- Part 3. Inventory of changes in urban agriculture -- Chapter 9. Innovative Commercial Urban Agriculture in the Paris metropolitan area -- Chapter 10. Zero-Acreage Farming: challenges and opportunities for urban policies and partnerships -- Chapter 11. The emergence of Municipal Allotment Gardens in Greece in times of crisis. Governance challenges for new urban gardening practices -- Chapter 12. The proliferation of collective gardens in Lisbon (Portugal) and Montpellier (France): urban residents demand and municipal support -- Chapter 13. The urban agriculture governance in the city of Zurich -- Index.
This book gives an overview of frameworks, methods, and case studies for the analysis of the relations between agriculture and the city, in Europe and the Mediterranean. One of its general objectives is to show, through a diversity of case studies, how local actors (private actors, civil society and public decision - makers) deal with and interact over agriculture, food and urban development. It also aims to show how actors innovate through new activities, organizations, institutions and territories. Another key objective is finally to provide frameworks and methodological approaches for what could be called “agri-urban studies”. The three parts of the book provide a set of approaches of the sustainability of urban food systems from an actors’ perspective. Part 1 presents systemic approaches of agricultural-urban interactions at the city-region scale in France, Egypt, Italy and Morocco. Local food issues, agriculture-urban relations, short food chains and urban livestock are taken as examples to develop systemic approaches, mobilizing both integrative and dual processes linking agriculture and the city. Part 2 deals with methods and tools for urban planning and local development, in order to design and assess sustainable food systems. At the city-region scale, chapters illustrate how actors can set relevant boundaries of a sustainable foodshed, design tools including local food supply In urban planning, and evaluate contributions of local projects to sustainability. Part 3 identifies and recounts the recent changes in urban agriculture and the new forms of governance which are emerging in European cities (Athens, Berlin, Lisboa, Montpellier, Paris and Zurich). Referring to urban agriculture, chapters show how sustainable pathways can be fostered by a wide range of multiscale grassroots initiatives (farms, collective gardens, buildings, urban green areas …) embedded in transitioning trends of sustainable development. ..