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Download Designing Urban Agriculture
Author: April Philips | Isbn: 9781118073834 | File size: 161 Mb | Year: 2013 | Pages: 288 | Language: English | File format: PDF | Category: Architecture
When I got this textbook I pored through it as eagerly as when I got my very first texts for college classes I couldn't wait to take. Much like those long ago texts, this book opens a world that is a three dimensional overview of urban agriculture and design considerations. The photos and details about projects, including funding sources and architects, really support further investigation into the specifics of any given project. This is a solid introductory text with enough detail to keep it relevant as a reference text. It is readable and interesting. The important connections between each project design/purpose and the people it serves are delineated.
Heads up: It is NOT a how-to book. It is a concepts and considerations book that gives a big picture overview of what large, sustainable projects look like and to borrow a phrase from Peace Corps, the proper prior planning to prevent poor performance that goes in on the front end of such endeavors.