Edible public space. Experimenting with a socio-environmentally just urbanism

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Chiara Tornaghi
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/60 Language Italian
Pages 5 P. 39-43 File size 538 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2012-060007
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This paper presents an English case of urban agriculture, the Edible Public Space Project in Leeds, contextualised in a context of urban agriculture initiatives committed to social-environmental justice, to the reproduction of common goods and the promotion of an urban planning which promotes the right to food and to the construction of urban space from the bottom up. The case study emerged as the result of action-research at the crossroads between urban planning policies, community work and critical geography. As opposed to many similar initiatives, the Edible Public Space Project is not intended merely as a temporary initiative hidden within the tiny folds of the city, but rather as an experiment which imagines and implements alternatives to current forms of urban planning within those folds and it contextualises them in the light of the ecological, fi nancial and social crisis of the last decade.

Keywords: Social-environmental justice; new commons; food sovereignty

Chiara Tornaghi, Edible public space. Experimenting with a socio-environmentally just urbanism in "TERRITORIO" 60/2012, pp 39-43, DOI: 10.3280/TR2012-060007