SMALL-SCALE URBAN AGRICULTURE.TRANSFORMATION OF FAMILY GARDENS IN RIGA
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Urban agriculture, family gardening, sustainability, degradation, modest transformation, radical transformation, urban sprawl
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-96458ISRN: SoM EX 2012-10OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-96458DiVA: diva2:530739
Subject / course
Urban Planning and Design
Degree of Master - Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Haas, Tigran, MArch, MSc., Ph.D. is the Assistant Professor of Urban Planning & Design and the Director of the Urban Planning & Design Masters Program at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at KTH.