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Urban allotments gardens in Europe

Bell, Simon and Fox-Kämper, Runrid and Keshavarz, Nazila and Benson, Mary and Caputo, Silvio and Noori, Susan and Voigt, Annette, eds. (2016) Urban allotments gardens in Europe. Taylor & Francis, 406 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-92109-2. E-ISBN 978-1-315-68660-8. (doi:10.4324/9781315686608) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:72373)

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Abstract

Although urban allotment gardening dates back to the nineteenth century, it has recently undergone a renaissance of interest and popularity. This is the result of greater concern over urban greenspace, food security and quality of life. This book presents a comprehensive, research-based overview of the various features, benefits and values associated with urban allotment gardening in Europe. The book is based on a European COST Action project, which brings together researchers and practitioners from all over Europe for the first detailed exploration of the subject on a continent-wide scale. It assesses the policy, planning and design aspects, as well as the social and ecological benefits of urban allotment gardening. Through an examination of the wide range of different traditions and practices across Europe, it brings together the most recent research to discuss the latest evolutions of urban allotment gardening and to help raise awareness and fill knowledge gaps.The book provides a multidisciplinary perspective, including insights from horticulture and soil science, ecology, sociology, urban geography, landscape, planning and design. The themes are underpinned by case studies from a number of European countries which supply a wide range of examples to illustrate different key issues."

Item Type: Edited book
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781315686608
Uncontrolled keywords: Area Studies, Built Environment, Environment & Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability, Geography, Health and Social Care, Urban Studies
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Depositing User: Silvio Caputo
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2020 11:26 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72373 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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