Andrés Bucio Galindo
In: UA Magazine 5 - Methodologies for UA research, policy development, planning and implementation
Urban agriculture cannot be perceived, assessed, or developed as if it exists or has existed in a historical or political vacuum. Power relations and non-material processes have shaped urban environments for centuries. Attention to these issues is important, when considering the need and desirability for more urban agriculture development in cities. This article first discusses the relevance of a political ecology of urban agriculture; it highlights the importance of an actor-oriented approach in understanding the link between urban planning and urban agriculture. Secondly, it will refer to Mexico City's actors' interplay in the context of a local and global politicised environment.