Addressing food security in constrained urban environments

Wood, Jacob, Wong, Caroline, and Paturi, Swathi (2021) Addressing food security in constrained urban environments. In: Azzali, Simona, and Thirumaran, K., (eds.) Tropical Constrained Environments and Sustainable Adaptations. Managing the Asian Century . Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 169-186.

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Our research investigates how the issue of food security is addressed through an effective urban planning strategy and legislative agenda in resource-constrained urban environments. As part of our study, we assess the degree to which urban planners have embraced the issue of food security. We also examine the importance of urban agriculture in facilitating narrower supply chains, which enhance food security. Finally, to further our understanding of the field, this study provides urban farming examples from Canada, Brazil, and Singapore to shed light on how a combination of community and NGOs support, public and private sector investments, as well as specific government regulatory provisions can help alleviate most of the food security challenges that resource-constrained environments present.

Item ID: 67455
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-334-631-4
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Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 23:55
FoR Codes: 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330404 Land use and environmental planning @ 50%
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330405 Public participation and community engagement @ 25%
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330411 Urban design @ 25%
SEO Codes: 26 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 2601 Environmentally sustainable plant production > 260199 Environmentally sustainable plant production not elsewhere classified @ 50%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1899 Other environmental management > 189999 Other environmental management not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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