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How Might the Evolution of Urban Agriculture Advance Sustainable Agriculture in the Future? (A foresight study looking at food security through the lens of urban rooftop agriculture and sustainable water management.)

Mitchell, Robert (2015) How Might the Evolution of Urban Agriculture Advance Sustainable Agriculture in the Future? (A foresight study looking at food security through the lens of urban rooftop agriculture and sustainable water management.). [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Mitchell, Robert
Abstract:

In order to feed the ever increasing global population without further degrading the natural environment we need to create a more sustainable food system utilizing small scale intensive (SPIN) methods of urban agricultural production.

This paper looks at the history of agriculture and the current food system as a basis for understanding its future and investigates the need and conditions to create a resilient food system. Viewed through a Toronto-centric lens to better understand how implications may affect urban rooftop agriculture, this paper presents arguments for the intensification of rooftop agriculture and the decentralization of the food system. Strategic foresight is engaged to understand not only the ecological and environmental impact of the agricultural system, but also the importance of food security itself.

Rooftop agriculture has the potential to add resilience to our food system while providing social, economic and environmental benefits for all Torontonians.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rooftop Agriculture, Food Security, Urban Farming, Resilience
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 16:26
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:52
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/259

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