Multifunctionality and Sustainability of Urban Agriculture

André Fleury and Awa Ba

In: UA Magazine No. 15 - Multiple Functions of Urban Agriculture

Growing cities spontaneously tend to engulf unoccupied urban spaces, i.e. all the non-constructed areas whose presence seems unjustified. Cultivated areas are relocated towards the periphery. This is the spatial expression of the economic logic of ground rent which, in the long term, achieves a balance between economic productivity and land value.