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SMALL-SCALE URBAN AGRICULTURE.TRANSFORMATION OF FAMILY GARDENS IN RIGA
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The phenomenon of urban agriculture during the last decades obtained the recognition in most parts of the worlddue to its economical, social, cultural, environmental benefits. The process of food production within the urbanenvironment is seen as a strategy of sustainable development, it has a capacity to contribute into theachievement of Millennium Development Goals both in direct and indirect way.The existing structure of family agriculture in Riga was created during the second part of the 20th century, but the amount of urban gardens is constantly decreasing. The process of transformation of family gardens, its causes andconsequences have been studied in this  research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 95 p.
Keyword [en]
Urban agriculture, family gardening, sustainability, degradation, modest transformation, radical transformation, urban sprawl
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-96458ISRN: SoM EX 2012-10OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-96458DiVA: diva2:530739
Subject / course
Urban Planning and Design
Educational program
Degree of Master - Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2016-05-24 Created: 2012-06-04 Last updated: 2016-05-24Bibliographically approved

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