WIT Press


The Effects Of Different Actors On Urban Agriculture: A Comparison Of The Cities Of Zaragoza And Valencia In Spain

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP160051

Volume

210

Pages

11

Page Range

53 - 63

Published

2017

Size

4,434 kb

Author(s)

K. Sakura

Abstract

Urban agriculture is closely watched because of a currently high interest in organic produce, desires for lush green cities, increased leisure activities, and so on. This study clarifies the locations of urban agricultural lands, why these locations were selected, and the functions of urban agricultural areas in two cities in Spain. The study focuses on the efforts of the Benimaclet Neighborhood Association in Valencia, Spain, and those of the Ebro Ambient Center in Zaragoza, Spain, to address these questions. Valencia’s Benimaclet Neighborhood Association is an example of citizen actors, and Zaragoza’s Ebro Ambient Center is an example of municipal government actors. This study finds that the locations and functions of urban agriculture differ by type of actor. The study supports research on the implementation of “the suitable place for urban agriculture” when designing sustainable cities of the future.

Keywords

urban agriculture, actor, Valencia, Benimaclet Neighborhood Association, Zaragoza, Ebro Ambient Center