Investigating integration of edible plants in urban open spaces: Evaluation of policy challenges and successes of implementation

A. Hajzeri, Victor Osei Kwadwo

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Abstract

Urban landscape planners are gradually seeking opportunities to integrate edible plants in urban open spaces. The new demands to enhance urban biodiversity, food production and raise environmental awareness is bringing into the forefront the need to rethink the conventional ways of planning and designing urban open spaces. The new wave of integrating edible plants in parks and other green spaces consist of emerging policies like the edible city policy or edible district policy. Those policies assess urban green spaces towards a new approach of multi-functional use and on how to enable such places to host a wide range of edible plants. There is, however, a limited understanding of how effective these policies are in supporting and enhancing the integration of edible plants into urban open spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalLand Use Policy
Volume84
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

JEL classifications

  • o13 - "Economic Development: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products"

Keywords

  • ahp
  • criteria decision-making
  • edible plants
  • hierarchy process
  • hotel location
  • mcdm methods
  • model
  • open space
  • policy
  • site selection
  • swara
  • tourism
  • urban biodiversity
  • urban food production
  • weighted sum
  • Policy
  • HIERARCHY PROCESS
  • AHP
  • Edible plants
  • HOTEL LOCATION
  • Urban biodiversity
  • Open space
  • CRITERIA DECISION-MAKING
  • MCDM METHODS
  • SITE SELECTION
  • TOURISM
  • MODEL
  • SWARA
  • WEIGHTED SUM
  • Urban food production

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