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Volume 2 Issue 1, November 2017



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  • CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS SPECIAL SECTION up

    • M. Dolores Dominguez Garcia, Paul Swagemakers and Otto Schmid
      The Commons Revisited: Revalorizing the Role of comuneiros in the Redesign of Urban Agro-Food and Agroforestry Systems
      doi:10.2134/urbanag2016.05.0001
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    • Stefano Grando, Joy Carey, Els Hegger, Ingrid Jahri and Livia Ortolani
      Short Food Supply Chains in Urban Areas: Who Takes the Lead? Evidence from Three Cities across Europe
      doi:10.2134/urbanag2016.05.0002
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    • Marlinde E. Koopmans, Evy Mettepenningen, Ilona Kunda, Daniel Keech and Talis Tisenkopfs
      Creating Spatial Synergies around Food in Cities
      Core Ideas
      • Multifunctional urban food initiatives (MUFIs) offer benefits in cities.
      • By combining activities and life-worlds MUFIs create internal and external synergies.
      • Social and environmental services are only partly provided by the state.
      • Multifunctionality poses challenges linked to the management of MUFIs.
      • Local governments can support MUFIs through recognition and targeted assistance.
      doi:10.2134/urbanag2016.06.0003
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  • ORIGINAL RESEARCH up

    • Tammy E. Parece and James B. Campbell
      Assessing Urban Community Gardens’ Impact on Net Primary Production using NDVI
      Core Ideas
      • Urban agriculture can make positive impacts on the physical urban landscape.
      • We explore the use of vegetation indices commonly used in commercial agriculture and forestry in assessing environmental benefits from urban agriculture.
      • Cultivating a vacant lot for urban agriculture increases Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI).
      • Urban agriculture’s increasing NDVI correlates with an increase in net primary production.
      • Urban agriculture contributes to ecosystem services.
      doi:10.2134/urbanag2016.07.0004
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    • Ana María Rivero Santos
      Contributions of Social Currencies to Alternative Short Food Supply Chains
      doi:10.2134/urbanag2016.07.0005
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