Food and the City

Written By Jennifer Cockrall-King
Food and the City
  • Publsiher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 14 February 2012
  • ISBN : 1616144599
  • Pages : 372 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Food and the City written by Jennifer Cockrall-King which was release on 14 February 2012, this book published by Prometheus Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A global movement to take back our food is growing. The future of farming is in our hands—and in our cities. This book examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains, growing food within their city limits, and taking their "food security" into their own hands. The author, an award-winning food journalist, sought out leaders in the urban-agriculture movement and visited cities successfully dealing with "food deserts." What she found was not just a niche concern of activists but a global movement that cuts across the private and public spheres, economic classes, and cultures. She describes a global movement happening from London and Paris to Vancouver and New York to establish alternatives to the monolithic globally integrated supermarket model. A cadre of forward-looking, innovative people has created growing spaces in cities: on rooftops, backyards, vacant lots, along roadways, and even in "vertical farms." Whether it’s a community public orchard supplying the needs of local residents or an urban farm that has reclaimed a derelict inner city lot to grow and sell premium market veggies to restaurant chefs, the urban food revolution is clearly underway and working. This book is an exciting, fascinating chronicle of a game-changing movement, a rebellion against the industrial food behemoth, and a reclaiming of communities to grow, distribute, and eat locally.

Food and the City

Food and the City
  • Author : Jennifer Cockrall-King
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Total pages : 372
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : A global movement to take back our food is growing. The future of farming is in our hands—and in our cities. This book examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains, growing food within their city limits, and taking their "food security" ...

Food and the City in Europe since 1800

Food and the City in Europe since 1800
  • Author : Peter Lummel,Professor Derek J Oddy,Professor Peter J Atkins
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2012-11-28
  • Total pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : This fascinating volume examines the impact that rapid urbanization has had upon diets and food systems throughout Western Europe over the past two centuries. Bringing together studies from across the continent, it stresses the fundamental links between key changes in European social history and food systems, food cultures and food ...

Food for the City

Food for the City
  • Author : Stroom Den Haag (The Netherlands)
  • Publisher : NAI Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 255
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : In 2050 nine billion people will be living on earth, 75Food for the City per cent of them in cities. If we go on at this rate, we will need several extra planets for the production of our food. Food for the City examines how we can keep feeding our cities. ...

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Food and the City
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Space and Food in the City
  • Author : Alec Thornton
  • Publisher : Palgrave Pivot
  • Release Date : 2018-05-18
  • Total pages : 126
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : Urban social movements are influential agents in shaping cityscapes to reflect values and needs of communities. Alongside urban population growth, various forms of urban agriculture activity, such as community and market gardens, are expanding, globally. This book explores citizens’ ‘rights to city’ and alternative views on urban space and the ...

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City Food Chains
  • Author : Julia Vogel
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2010-09
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : Describes the food chain of a city, from the plants living in the city to the herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, and explains how the urban environment affects normal food chain behavior....

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Urban Farmers
  • Author : gestalten,Valery Rizzo
  • Publisher : Gestalten
  • Release Date : 2021-04-28
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : Urban agriculture is the global movement that encourages the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in the city....

Food and the City

Food and the City
  • Author : Ina Yalof
  • Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : An unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour of New York City's dynamic food culture, as told through the voices of the chefs, line cooks, restaurateurs, waiters, and street vendors who have made this industry their lives. In Food and the City, Ina Yalof takes us on an insider's journey into New York's pulsating ...

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Kansas City
  • Author : Andrea L. Broomfield
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-02-25
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : While some cities owe their existence to lumber or oil, turpentine or steel, Kansas City owes its existence to food. From its earliest days, Kansas City was in the business of provisioning pioneers and traders headed west, and later with provisioning the nation with meat and wheat. Throughout its history, ...

Food City

Food City
  • Author : Joy Santlofer,Marion Nestle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 459
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : A 2017 James Beard Award Nominee: From the breweries of New Amsterdam to Brooklyn's Sweet'n Low, a vibrant account of four centuries of food production in New York City....

Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainable Food Systems
  • Author : Robert Biel
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : Faced with a global threat to food security, it is perfectly possible that society will respond, not by a dystopian disintegration, but rather by reasserting co-operative traditions. This book, by a leading expert in urban agriculture, offers a genuine solution to today’s global food crisis. By contributing more to ...

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Chicago
  • Author : Daniel R. Block,Howard B. Rosing
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : Chicago began as a frontier town on the edge of white settlement and as the product of removal of culturally rich and diverse indigenous populations. The town grew into a place of speculation with the planned building of the Illinois and Michigan canal, a boomtown, and finally a mature city ...

Growing a Sustainable City

Growing a Sustainable City
  • Author : Christina D. Rosan,Hamil Pearsall
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : Urban agriculture offers promising solutions to many different urban problems, such as blighted vacant lots, food insecurity, storm water runoff, and unemployment. These objectives connect to many cities' broader goal of "sustainability," but tensions among stakeholders have started to emerge in cities as urban agriculture is incorporated into the policymaking ...

Food and the City

Food and the City
  • Author : Dorothée Imbert
  • Publisher : Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
  • Release Date : 2015-03-20
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : Food and the City explores the physical, social, and political relations between the production of food and urban settlements. Essays offer a variety of perspectives—from landscape and architectural history to geography—on the multiple scales and ideologies of productive landscapes across the globe from the sixteenth century to the ...

Farming the City

Farming the City
  • Author : Francesca Miazzo,Mark Minkjan
  • Publisher : Valiz/Transcity
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1616144599
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Summary : 'Farming the City' investigates the increasingly important phenomenon of urban farming. Not only does it examine food in the city, but also the potential and possibilities for the bottom-up developments occurring in neighbourhoods. Twenty short essays cover a variety of topics, including social advantages, creating wealth locally, small- and large-scale ...