Edible public space: Experimenting with a socio-environmentally just urbanism

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This paper presents an English case of urban agriculture, the Edible Public Space Project in Leeds, contextualised in a context of urban agriculture initiatives committed to social-environmental justice, to the reproduction of common goods and the promotion of an urban planning which promotes the right to food and to the construction of urban space from the bottom up. The case study emerged as the result of action-research at the crossroads between urban planning policies, community work and critical geography. As opposed to many similar initiatives, the Edible Public Space Project is not intended merely as a temporary initiative hidden within the tiny folds of the city, but rather as an experiment which imagines and implements alternatives to current forms of urban planning within those folds and it contextualises them in the light of the ecological, financial and social crisis of the last decade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Food sovereignty
  • New commons
  • Social-environmental justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urban Studies
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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