City Resilience: Building cultural repertoire for urban farming in Almere

Gaston Remmers

Cities throughout the world are facing mounting pressures. In The Netherlands, increased social tensions, public health problems like obesity, increased demands for housing and quality public space, decreased financial means and climate change are all challenging the citiesā€™ ability to cope. An effective response to these challenges will inevitably include increasing city resilience; and urban agriculture is ideally suited to play a major role in this process. Introducing mechanisms that increase city resilienceĀ seems to be necessary, and there are many reasons why urban agriculture can play a role.

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