The Urban Food Revolution
158 Pages

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The Urban Food Revolution


158 Pages

You can change the print size of this book


  • Features in The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development and The Tyee
  • Excerpts offered to Planning, Municipal World, Next American City, Urban Farm
  • There will be a Twitter promotion in conjunction with Next American City
  • Advertising in Planning, Next American City, Urban Farm
  • There will be an e-mail promotion to the American Planning Association, Canadian Institute of Planners, the Centre for Urban Education about Sustainability and the Community Food Security News
  • Promotion on the author's website
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with the author's speaking engagements at Food Policy from Neighborhood to Nation, Portland, May 2011, 15th Annual Community Food Security Coalition Conference, Oakland, November 2011, National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, Spring 2012.
  • Review copies – between 50-70 review copies sent out to highly targeted list, including author requests, our “hit list” and appropriate media
  • Social media promotion – pre-publication posts on blog, Facebook and Twitter @NewSocietyPub, book launch featured on New Society home page, blog and book discussion forum, regular publicity updates on Facebook, Twitter and website.

  • The author considers this the handbook for the local food revolution that’s taking over cities across North America
  • The book outlines the people and organizations leading the food transformation and how they are doing it
  • Intended audience includes: advocates of urban agriculture, food security activists, landscape architects, developers, NGO’s, neighborhood organizers, city dwellers concerned about access to farm fresh food, farmers and academics.
  • Describes in everyday language what people are doing to bring fresh, local food back into their lives.
  • Outlines the benefits of growing food locally including; job creation, feeding the hungry, making cities safer and people healthier
  • Outlines how local food revolution has the potential to stop the epidemic of obesity and diabetes.
  • The author is extremely well connected in the urban agriculture and community food movement
  • The author has extensive media experience including publisher of newspapers and magazines, radio and TV talk show contributor

  • Preface
    Book is about how cities in the developed world can be better planned, zoned, built, expanded, from the point of view of massively increasing local food production, storage, processing and equitable distribution.

    Why local food production matters (world food shortages, peak oil, limitations of industrial agriculture, global heating, seafood depletion, urban poverty, healthier/fresher diet…)

    Rural/urban land use has to change (suburban sprawl pitfalls, greenbelts, agricultural reserves, urban agriculture, biodiversity squeeze, lawn sprawl)

    Best examples of urban and suburban zoning, land use bylaws and other policies that increase food production (community gardens, allotments, rooftops, greenhouse policies, edible landscapes, livestock…)

    Increasing food production on peri-urban lands: beyond just protecting farmland (incentives to stimulate food production)

    Income generation: Making agricultural urbanism pay (for everyone involved, not just the growers—and still keep food affordable)

    Logistical, commercial, social and educational infrastructure for agricultural urbanism (roads, irrigation, warehouses, courses, storage, credit, growers’ co-ops…)

    Urban uncontainment: Case studies in blurring the physical urban/rural boundary while protecting farmland and natural habitat (also finding a place for vertical farms, urban livestock, aquaculture)

    The new partnerships: Case studies in blurring the cultural rural/urban boundary (community supported agriculture, students in the fields, Slow Food, agri-tourism…)

    Engaging the community in who gets to eat (Food banks, community kitchens, institutions with gardens…)

    State, federal and international policies that matter (trade agreements, health care cost concerns, food security policies, poverty reduction programs, stemming obesity and diabetes…)

    Appendix: Resources
    Web links to case studies, regions, NGOs, cities, leaders…
    About the Author



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    Published 15 November 2011
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    EAN13 9781550924886
    Language English

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