Edible landscaping as an environmental policy tool for urban cities under crisis: Cases studies from Greece

Georgi, Neratzia Julia ; Vissilia, Anna-Maria (2014)


Agriculture in cities has always existed although it is typically considered a rural activity. In fact, many cities have evolved from agrarian roots, settling on the agricultural lands that are most productive. However, urban farming has dramatically diminished in scale and legal status during the past 100 years. With Industrialization of the food system coupled with efficient long distance transportation has allowed cities to import most of their food and decreased their reliance on local farms.

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