Second Nature Urban Agriculture: Designing Productive Cities by Andr+ ViljoenSecond Nature Urban Agriculture: Designing Productive Cities by Andr+ Viljoen

Second Nature Urban Agriculture: Designing Productive Cities

byAndr+ Viljoen, Katrin BohnEditorAndr+ Viljoen

Paperback | August 10, 2014

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Winner of the 2015 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University Located Research

This book is the long awaited sequel to"Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities".

"Second Nature Urban Agriculture"updates and extends the authors' concept for introducing productive urban landscapes, including urban agriculture, into cities as essential elements of sustainable urban infrastructure. It reviews recent research and projects on the subject and presents concrete actions aimed at making urban agriculture happen.

As pioneering thinkers in this area, the authors bring a unique overview to contemporary developments and have the experience to judge opportunities and challenges facing those who wish to create more equitable, resilient, desirable and beautiful cities.

Katrin Bohnis an architect and guest professor at the Technical University of Berlin. For the past 12 years, she has also taught architecture and urban design, mainly as a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton. Together with Andr'iljoen, she runsBohn&Viljoen Architects, a small architectural practice and environmental consultan...
Title:Second Nature Urban Agriculture: Designing Productive CitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.9 × 7.4 × 0.7 inPublished:August 10, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415540585

ISBN - 13:9780415540582

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Table of Contents

ForewordWilliam McDonoughPrefaceBohn&ViljoenPart 1: CPUL CITYTheoryAn introductionBohn&Viljoen1. 1 Urban Agriculture on the mapGrowth and challenges since 2005. The CPUL City conceptBohn&ViljoenThe new urban foodscapeKevin MorganUrban Agriculture as ordinary urban practiceJoe Nasr, June Komisar and Mark Gorgolewski1.2 Utilitarian DreamsFood growing in urban landscapes. Productive life in the cityBohn&ViljoenThe city in the fabric of eco-social interdependenceYrj' HailaSue'os UtilitariosYuneikys Villalonga1.3 Environmental impact and Urban Agriculture Diversity. Water, soil and airBohn&ViljoenEconomies of scaleGillean DennyBricks and NectarMikey Tomkins1.4 Green Theory in practice and urban designGermany. The United KingdomBohn&ViljoenAgential exchangesNishat AwanShrinking cities and productive urban landscapesPhilipp Oswalt1.5 Laboratories for Urban Agriculture: The USANew York City. DetroitBohn&ViljoenPolicies to support Urban AgricultureNevin CohenCommunity gardening in Berlin and New YorkElisabeth Meyer-RenschhausenPart 2 CPUL CITY ActionsAn introductionBohn&Viljoen2.1 Action IUC: The Inventory of Urban CapacityLaboratory for Urban Agriculture. The Urban Agriculture Curtain. London Thames GatewayBohn&ViljoenRecording the unrecordedMarit Rosol2.2 Action U+D: Bottom-Up and Top-DownThe Urban Farming Project. Spiel/Feld MarzahnBohn&ViljoenAnd every city deserves a Sweet Water and a Growing Power!James GodsilUrbaniahoeveDebra Solomon and Mariska van den Berg2.3 Action Vis: Visualising ConsequencesUrban Nature Shoreditch. The Continuous Picnic. Urbane Agrikultur in K'ln-EhrenfeldBohn&ViljoenInitials CPULSabine Voggenreiter2.4 Action R: Researchingfor Change Unlocking Spaces. The Edible Campus. Growing BalconiesBohn&ViljoenThe devil is in the detailHoward Lee, Stefan Jordan and Victor ColemanAlternative food networks as drivers of a food transitionGianluca Brunori and Francesco Di IacovoThe moment before actionBohn&ViljoenPart 3CPUL RepositoryAn introductionBohn&Viljoen3.1 What has happened since CPUL 2005?Ken Elkes, Richard Wiltshire, David Crouch, Jorge Pe'a Diaz and Graeme Sherriff3.2 The CPUL Repository

Editorial Reviews

"Second Nature Urban Agriculture is pretty extraordinary. If we are to create built environments which are ¿locked in¿ to the radically low carbon future we need to be creating, we really can¿t afford to build any new developments that don¿t include urban agriculture. It needs to be everywhere, and clearly at the moment that isn¿t happening fast enough. Viljoen and Bohn tackle this from a range of angles, and there is something here to inspire those anywhere along a spectrum from, at one end, wondering how to grow food where they live in a city, to, at the other, planners and designers wanting to undertake ambitious scale projects. Hard to recommend it highly enough." - Rob Hopkins,  Founder of Transition Network and Transition Towns "With "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" Andr¿iljoen und Katrin Bohn achieved 10 years after "Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL)" a second milestone in the urban planning discourse around urban agriculture. "Second Nature" describes the developments since CPUL (2005) and offers planners and designers - next to the continuation of the urban design ideas from 2005 - actual proposals aiding the planning process for urban agriculture. What is noticeable in "Second Nature" is an understanding of CPUL as process. There is an urban design proposal showing how productive urban landscapes could look, but part of this proposal is also the design of those processes needed to anchor urban agriculture in the city. Bohn and Viljoen do not only visualise their ideas, they also illustrate graphically clear the processes they analysed." ¿ Philipp Stierand (2014) at: Speiser¿e: stadt/ern¿ung (blog)