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Urban Agricultural Heritage and the Shaping of Future Cities

Herrenhäuser Konferenz - Gruppenbild Urheberrecht: I. Junker   Theodosianische Landmauern in Istanbul Urheberrecht: A. Timpe

Since the advent of the new Millennium, Urban Agriculture has become an important tool for the sustainable planning of cities, thus helping to combat the growing global challenges of urbanization and declining resources. However, it is often forgotten that Urban Agriculture is not a new field, but one with a long established history and tradition. Despite this, in many parts of the World, valuable agricultural heritage is still being neglected and even destroyed, especially in emerging and developing countries.

The Herrenhausen Conference "Urban Agricultural Heritage and the Shaping of Future Cities" (May 6-8, 2019) delivered the first global survey of projects and initiatives dealing with traditional forms of food production in cities and was the network's official kick-off. Experts from science, international organizations and civil society approached the Conference’s theme from different perspectives to create a better understanding and academic awareness of the agricultural heritage of cities. Based upon this kick-off, the UAH network will look ahead and elaborate new approaches for management and research in the field of global urban agriculture.

Please visit the UAH website for further information.