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Urban green infrastructures in Europe: new architectural orientations for finding a way out of the dead-end road of industrialized modernity

Swagemakers, P., Jongerden, J., Wiskerke, J.S.C.

Short title: Urban green infrastructures

Historically cities and urban green infrastructures showed a diverse and dynamic character. The rise of urban agriculture is increasingly embedded in urban practices that aim to fashion a more sustainable and healthy city-region and food provisioning food system. This invites to rethink city-spaces and analyze grassroots dynamics as the spatial interweaving of densely populated urban centres and green open space, which represent actively, socially constructed functionalities and multi-spatial connectivity. Developing and implementing integrated policies to support these new practices is a major challenge.

Swagemakers, P. Grupo de Investigación de Economía Ecolóxica e Agroecoloxía (GIEEA, Research Group in Ecological Economics and Agroecology), Department of Applied Economics, Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende, 36210, Vigo, Spain. paul.swagemakers@uvigo.es

Jongerden, J., Wiskerke, J.S.C. Rural Sociology Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, the Netherlands

Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. V (Special 1): 1-6, 2014
Copyright © 2014 Ignacio J. Díaz-Maroto Hidalgo
DOI: 10.5261/2014.ESP1.01