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Urban Agriculture

 
Urban Agriculture is transforming North American cities. Learn how citizens and planners can be a part of it. This two day course will explore both opportunities and strategies to bring healthier residents and more sustainable communities together for mutual benefit.

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Urban agriculture is rising steadily in popularity in the United States and Canada-with countless stories in the popular press on the growing local food movement. This course focuses on the role of urban food production in postindustrial cities in building community, increasing food security, generating employment and income opportunities, adding green space to the urban fabric, redeveloping brownfields, and improving the health of city dwellers. Examples of urban agriculture planning, planmaking, and policymaking in cities across the U.S. and Canada, such as Philadelphia, Cleveland, New Orleans, Toronto, Seattle, and Milwaukee will be presented, based on recent research conducted by instructor for the American Planning Association. The course will describe the future role of sustainable urban food production in postindustrial cities in building community, increasing food security, generating employment and income opportunities, adding green space to the urban fabric, redeveloping brownfields, and improving the health of city dwellers. Critical connections between the social, economic, and environmental resilience of urban and rural areas will also be identified and discussed.

Included in the course fee will be one day of seminar instruction, and one day of touring local Urban Agriculture sites.

Also included in the course fee will be the 148 page report 'Urban Agriculture: Growing Healthy, Sustainable Places, by authors Kimberley Hodgson, Marcia Caton Campbell and Martin Bailkey. (a $60 value) published by APA - (American Planning Association).

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This program can be applied toward the:

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Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $295
CEUs: 1.4, PDHs: 14
Email us with your interest, contact:
Murali Vedula, mvedula@uwm.edu, 414-227-3121
Marcia Gabriel, gabrielm@uwm.edu, 414-227-3378
 

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