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GROWING IN CITIES - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Gardening

15.07.2016

The conference aims to explore the dynamics of existing and emerging forms of urban gardening in Europe and beyond. This is timely in the wake of the contemporary and projected social, economic and environmental changes and challenges faced by cities. Urban gardens, particularly traditional allotments, have been part of the city; however, with the emergence of community and modern pop-up to rooftop gardens, they are becoming permanent and prominent part of the urban and suburban landscape.

Creating healthy and inclusive cities, which are environmentally sustainable and economically affordable in an ever more urbanizing world, are vital challenges for scientists, policy-makers, and citizens alike.


International Conference "Growing in Cities" in Basel

This, along with a global commitment to the implementation of the ‘New Urban Agenda,’ focusing on policies and strategies that can result in effectively harnessing the power and forces behind urbanisation, will help urban gardens enter into a new era.

Urban gardens create growing places for people, but also act as catalyst in building viable and equitable communities, enhance quality of life, and help create safe and prosperous neighborhoods.

The conference aims to further critical dialogue and advance knowledge on the subject.

Date: Friday 9 September 2016 and Saturday 10 September 2016

Venue: School of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW in Basel, Switzerland
http://www.urbanallotments.eu/final-conference/practical-information/venue.html

Registration:
http://www.urbanallotments.eu/final-conference/register-here.html

Weitere Informationen:

http://www.urbanallotments.eu/final-conference.html

Dr. Tanja Ernst | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

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