Research, Planning, Analysis and Communication
Designing Urban Agriculture-A complete guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Management of Edible Landscapes
April Philips Design Works
Client: Wiley Books
The health of our cities and communities are at risk because the food system in America is broken. Designing Urban Agriculture is about the intersection of ecology, design and community. It is a dialogue on the ways to invite food back into the city and forge a path towards creating healthier communities and a healthier environment. The Designer becomes the Change Agent by expanding the collaborative conversation, the definition, and the design of urban agriculture as an integral part of the city’s green infrastructure systems. By looking at urban agriculture landscapes in this manner, the net effect will be to build a more health conscious society that values healthy living as a natural extension of the services a city must provide. This book provides a roadmap to anyone interested in the creation and advocacy of edible landscapes that promote beauty, ecological biodiversity and social sustainability in our urban realm.