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Urban Agriculture

Farming on the Fringe

Peri-Urban Agriculture, Cultural Diversity and Sustainability in Sydney

Authors: James, Sarah

  • Uniquely interrogates the diversity-blindness of prevailing food sustainability discourses
  • Original and compelling insights into local food systems and urban food planning
  • Gives voice to the 'invisible'small-scale family farmer
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This volume offers a new perspective to debates on local food and urban sustainability presenting the long silenced voices of the small-scale farmers from the productive green fringe of Sydney’s sprawling urban jungle. Providing fresh food for the city and local employment, these culturally and linguistically diverse farmers contribute not only to Sydney’s globalizing demographic and cultural fabric, but also play a critical role in the city’s environmental sustainability. In the battle for urban space housing development threatens to turn these farmlands into sprawling suburbia. In thinking from and with the urban ‘fringe’, this book moves beyond the housing versus farming debate to present a vision for urban growth that is dynamic and alive to the needs of the 21st century city. In a unique bringing together of the twin forces shaping contemporary urbanism - environmental change and global population flows - the voices from the fringe demand to be heard in the debate on future urban food sustainability.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Sydney’s ‘Invisible’ Farmers

    James, Sarah

    Pages 1-25

  • Growing Sydney

    James, Sarah

    Pages 27-61

  • Local Food, Urban Sustainability and Cultural Diversity

    James, Sarah

    Pages 63-85

  • Diversity-Blind Planning

    James, Sarah

    Pages 87-99

  • The Things We Want to Keep: Migrant Market Gardens as Sydney’s History and Heritage

    James, Sarah

    Pages 101-143

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32235-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32233-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Farming on the Fringe
Book Subtitle
Peri-Urban Agriculture, Cultural Diversity and Sustainability in Sydney
Authors
Series Title
Urban Agriculture
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32235-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32235-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32233-9
Series ISSN
2197-1730
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 197
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
Topics