Designing for Food, Community and Multi-Use Space: Lessons Learned from Grassroots Urban Agriculture

The Atrium, University of Guelph Institutional Repository

Designing for Food, Community and Multi-Use Space: Lessons Learned from Grassroots Urban Agriculture

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Landman, Karen
dc.contributor.author Hurst, Katie
dc.date 2012-04-19
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-04T17:40:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-04T17:40:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3564
dc.description.abstract Grassroots urban agriculture projects are highly interactive spaces, allowing people from different socio-cultural and economic backgrounds to learn, play and work together. They offer unconventional urban greenspace and recreational opportunities and contribute to urbanites’ understanding of how food is grown. Landscape architects can contribute numerous professional strengths to the design of these food-oriented landscapes. Case study research at Hackney City Farm, UK, and Prinzessinnengarten, Germany, illustrates that grassroots projects could benefit from a strong spatial design and increased layering of on-site uses in order to serve a greater cross-section of the community than at present. This research culminates in the design of a multifunctional food-oriented landscape at Brant Avenue Public School, Guelph, and is shaped by the case study findings and literature on participatory design and facilitation. The research demonstrates how landscape architects can work with community groups to provide a high diversity of on-site uses and user experience. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Participatory design, Prinzessinnengarten, Hackney City Farm, Multifunctional space, Temporary use projects en_US
dc.title Designing for Food, Community and Multi-Use Space: Lessons Learned from Grassroots Urban Agriculture en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
thesis final.pdf 5.571Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search the Atrium


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account