Urban farming and forms of settlement: the challenges posed by the new idea of urban-style "nature" - This article discusses innovative methods for urban regeneration targeted at sustainability and the reduction of soil consumption. These approached are linked to the urban imagination and to the new idea of nature emerging out of European society. Urban sustainability determines a change in the scale of a project, with the local level now viewed in a crossscale, integrated and partaken perspective. The article identifies the central areas of the regeneration project in wasteland farming, in the bioregion and on the city outskirts. It also outlines five lines of strategic action: public transport and waterworks; the penetration of nature in built-up areas; the transformation of open spaces into public spaces; the continuity between indoor and outdoor public space and, finally, a permeable contact between built-up and open areas.
Keywords: Urban farming; landscape imagination; urban regeneration.