By Andre Viljoen, Joe Howe, Katrin Bohn
This ebook on city layout extends and develops the commonly authorised 'compact urban' resolution. It offers a layout notion for a brand new type of sustainable city panorama: city Agriculture. by means of becoming nutrition inside of an city instead of completely rural setting, city agriculture would cut back the necessity for industrialized creation, packaging and transportation of foodstuffs to the town living shoppers. The progressive and leading edge strategies placed forth during this booklet have capability to form the way forward for our towns caliber of lifestyles inside them. city layout is proven in perform via foreign case reviews and the arguments offered are supported by means of quantified financial, environmental and social justifications.
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Extra resources for CPULs: Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities
This is on the basis that these crops provide the highest yields and value per area cultivated. In order to estimate what impact organic production might have on the embodied energy of crops we undertook a study of Leach’s figures for the embodied energy of farm crops (Leach 1976). Although the actual figures used by Leach relate to years between 1968 and 1972, the study gives an indication of potential energy savings. It should be noted that Leach’s figures include energy inputs up to the point at which a crop leaves the farm.
By contrast, at a local farmers’ market each stall holder will drive between their farm and the market. For the fruit and vegetables sold at these markets minimal pre-processing and packaging occurs. It was also noted that nearly all of the market customers walked or cycled to the farmers’ market. 02/01/2005 7:23 AM Page 30 PLANNING FOR CPULs: URBAN AGRICULTURE Six market holders were surveyed during March 2001. They were asked the round trip distance travelled to attend the market, their fuel consumption, the volume of goods brought to the market, the percentage of stock unsold, the percentage of goods damaged in transit, and the number of markets attended per week.
They will be well-connected walking landscapes. Depending on their individual settings and the urban fragment used, CPULs will read as parks or urban forests, green lungs or wilderness, axes of movement and journey, or places for reflection, cultural gathering and social play. They will be containers for an assembly of various activities that do not happen in buildings. CPULs will not be about knocking cities down or erasing urban tissue; they do not seek a tabula rasa from which to grow. Instead, they will build on and over characteristics inherent to the city by overlaying and interweaving a multiuser landscape strategy to present and newly reclaimed open space.
CPULs: Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities by Andre Viljoen, Joe Howe, Katrin Bohn