Edible Green Infrastructure for Urban Regeneration and Food Security: Case Studies from the Campania Region

Russo, Alessio ORCID: 0000-0002-0073-7243 and Cirella, Giuseppe T (2020) Edible Green Infrastructure for Urban Regeneration and Food Security: Case Studies from the Campania Region. Agriculture, 10. p. 358. doi:10.3390/agriculture10080358

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Abstract

Ten identified edible green infrastructure (EGI)-related urban regeneration case studies within the Campania region, Italy, are explored in relation to local community development, involvement, and education. Urban space and agriculture are promoted as sustainably planned networks for edible food components and structures. Within an urban ecosystem, city planners are actively promoting urban agriculture after an increase in the availability of unused land. Advantages for public health include stress reduction and physical activity, as well as sustainability of urban gardens by way of far-sighted urban planning. Case studies within the Campania region illustrate EGI know-hows and awareness, and they elucidate upon a number of beneficial reasons for its implementation. Within the Campania region, all five provinces showed positive impacts when using EGI for urban regeneration and well-being. Recent developments from the COVID-19 pandemic are reinforcing a rethink of food security and food supply chains.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban agriculture; Ecosystem services; Social agriculture; Allotment gardens; Italy
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying.
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469 Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Constructed Environments
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Alessio Russo
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2020 12:42
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 12:57
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8634

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