Agropolis: The Social, Political, and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture

Luc J. A. Mougeot
IDRC, 2005 - 286 Seiten
?A rare achievement, one of the first books to link technological and behavioural change to the sustainability agenda?Charles Landry, author of The Creative City?Any course interested in sustainable development in practice would benefit from the case studies here?Dr Adrian Smith, SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UKTwo disjointed voices can be identified in the prevailing sustainability discourse: one technology-focused, the other favouring behavioural solutions. This new, practical text bridges the gap in a 'co-evolutionary' framework, enabling more sustainable policies and projects to be developed.Arguing that technical and social realms are much more connected than most people concerned with sustainability tend to admit, the author has developed an innovative and integrated strategy that encourages planners, architects and politicians to work with end-users in 'co-designing' technologies and infrastructures that make socially desired behaviours more attractive. Having explained the nature of the problem, the author outlines key concepts and shared characteristics of co-evolutionary projects and anticipates possible criticisms. Through detailed analysis and diverse case studies, the reader is presented with a clear picture of a more holistic approach to planning sustainable cities and regions, which will be invaluable for students and professionals alike.This will be an invaluable textbook and planning tool suitable for students of science and technology studies (STS), regional policy and planning, and practitioners including city and regional planners, policy makers and consultants.

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Seite 61 - a growing family of approaches and methods to enable local people to share, enhance and analyse their knowledge of life and conditions, to plan and to act'.
Seite 113 - They relate to gender divisions of labour, power and control and may include such issues as legal rights, domestic violence, equal wages and women's control over their bodies.
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Seite 200 - A primera vista la complejidad es un tejido (complexus: lo que está tejido en conjunto) de constituyentes heterogéneos inseparablemente asociados. Presenta la paradoja de lo uno y lo múltiple. Al mirar con más atención, la complejidad es, efectivamente, el tejido de eventos, acciones, interacciones, retroacciones, determinaciones, azares, que constituyen nuestro mundo fenoménico.
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Seite 113 - Practical gender needs are the needs women identify in their socially accepted roles in society. Practical gender needs do not challenge the gender divisions of labour or women's subordinate position in society, although rising out of them. Practical gender needs are a response to immediate perceived necessity, identified within a specific context.

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