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Why the Philippi Horticultural Area matters : securing Cape Town’s water, food and economic security | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Academics from the University of Cape Town unite in their disapproval of plans by the Mayor to build housing on the Philippi Horticultural Area. The argument has been further supported by Kevin James of GCX Africa recently.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why all cities should have a Department of Food

Swathes of US society are affected by a key oversight in planning, the lack of a local food policy. Low-income households especially face the harsh consequences of scant access to sustainable, healthy food. Should we have a Department of Food?

Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) overlooking the city. Photo: Steven Bland, 2013.

WATCH: How to create a space for urban agriculture

Sheryl Ozinsky explains the benefits of urban agriculture and how it would improve the health of South Africans.

Source: National Geographic

6 questions on urban agriculture: A #CityTalk review

In last week’s #CityChat with This Big City, we discussed the reinvention of urban agriculture. We take a look at what you thought.

Source: National Geographic

#CityTalk: Is the Future of Agriculture Urban?

Urban sprawl and rapid urbanisation have pushed agricultural lands beyond its core population and supply has become a complex logistical endeavour. Perhaps as a response to these shifts in production, urban agriculture has been gaining popularity in cities around the world. Join #CityTalk as we discuss urban agriculture and its social, cultural and economic implications.

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The Edible City

Watch an animation that shows how to turn a conventional community into an edible city. Learn how to transform unproductive spaces into agricultural landscapes that help fight obesity and reduce food deserts.

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By Tyler Falk | September 13, 2011, 6:38 PM PDT While urban agriculture has gained in popularity throughout U.S. cities, food imports from all around the world overwhelmingly feed our cities. But could that ever change? A recent study by Sharanbir Grewal of The Ohio State University…

Could cities rely 100% on urban agriculture for their food?