Urban agriculture is a global and rapidly growing trend with great potential for green, social and technological innovation. This process is relatively new, unfamiliar and challenging for policy makers who need to rethink existing regulatory frameworks and policies on urban planning, land use, green spaces and infrastructure to develop a more integrated policy framework.
CityZen is an INTERREG Europe Program project that promotes urban farming policies and their key role in better resource efficiency in cities. To this end, eight organisations from five EU regions have joined forces and expertise to implement CityZen.
You can read what stakeholders have to say, what policy change is needed and what international best practices for urban agriculture development are in the Handbook that has been developed, “Urban Farming. Policies and Practices. Innovations and new business models”.
More about CityZen: https://projects2014-2020.interregeurope.eu/cityzen/
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