From Smart Urban Forests to Edible Cities: New Approaches in Urban Planning and Design

Russo, Alessio ORCID: 0000-0002-0073-7243 and Escobedo, Francisco J (2022) From Smart Urban Forests to Edible Cities: New Approaches in Urban Planning and Design. Urban Planning, 7 (2). pp. 131-134. doi:10.17645/up.v7i2.5804

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In recent years, the pressing environmental, social, and economic problems affecting cities have resulted in the integration of the disciplines of landscape architecture and urban forestry via a transdisciplinary approach to urban planning and design. Now, new urban forestry approaches and concepts have emerged for more sustainable city planning. The discipline is using different methods and approaches to address many pressing issues such as human well-being and also food security. But, research on these topics is still limited and not available for many cities in the world. To fill this gap, we present this thematic issue “From Smart Urban Forests to Edible Cities: New Approaches in Urban Planning and Design.” The findings from this thematic issue offer new insight to policymakers and practitioners, as well as contribute to the emerging literature on edible and forest cities. Furthermore, the findings spanning different cities from different geographies can be used towards achieving the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals of making cities and human settlements more resilient, inclusive, safe, and sustainable, as well as ending hunger, achieving food security, and improving nutrition. However, further studies are still needed, especially in developing countries and the Global South.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Editorial
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecosystem Services; Environmental Justice; Green Infrastructure; Urban Agriculture; Urban Food Forests; Urban Forests; Urban Green Space
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469 Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Alessio Russo
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2022 14:38
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 08:04

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