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Urban Agriculture: A Guide for Municipalities

Haywood, Karlie (2017) Urban Agriculture: A Guide for Municipalities.

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In response to the increasing interest in urban agriculture, the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics and the Allegheny County Conservation District worked together to form the Urban Agriculture Special Committee, which developed the following guide. The purpose of this guide is to explain the benefits of urban agriculture activities and how to add permissive language to an existing zoning ordinance. To that end, the guide contains the following. (1) A brief history and explanation of urban agriculture and what activities it includes. (2) Definitions for understanding urban agriculture language. (3) An overview of the benefits urban agriculture activities can bring to a community and the individuals who live there. (4) Regulations for urban agriculture activities and guidance for incorporating the language into an existing zoning ordinance. (5) Additional resources for individuals who wish to practice urban agriculture in a safe and considerate way.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Haywood, Karliekah264@pitt.edukah264
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Institute of Politics
Date: December 2017
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: Institute of Politics
Refereed: No
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Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 19:17
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 19:17


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