Urban Agroecology in Rome

Caroline Ledant

In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 33 - Urban Agroecology, p.31-33 (2017)

What would be the distinctive features of urban agroecology that make it different from urban agriculture? What does agroecology look like in an urban environment? Taking urban gardens in the city of Rome, Italy as an example, this article describes some of the key aspects of the combination between agroecology and urbanity. The rationale for urban agroecology goes well beyond the need for more green spaces and fresh food; this article highlights the important social and political aspects that differentiate urban agroecology from other types of urban agriculture.

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