The Role of urban agriculture in enhancing public space; an evaluation of types

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2019
Aminoleslami Oskouei, Sadaf
Food is the essential element of human existence; thus the growing, distribution and providing access to food for citizens is one of the most important issues of the cities. World‘s population has been escalating rapidly in the last decades, and many cities still witness a flow of migration from rural areas. One of the major problems of cities is the decrease in the amount of open public spaces and the quality of social and public life of inhabitants; which also causes the lack of experience of outdoor spaces and togetherness. Recently Urban Agriculture has emerged and gained importance as a phenomenon that addresses these problems besides other issues such as economic problems. This thesis is dedicated to studying Urban Agriculture as a place-making activity that produces productive public spaces in cities. The thesis defines and further evaluates the contributions of different types of these spaces to the quality of public life. In this respect, in addition to reviewing the historical emergence and the transformation of the role and functions of Urban Agricultural spaces, an evaluation of different types of this practice is done within the framework of successful place-making theories. The practice of Urban Agriculture is also studied in the Turkish context to further assess the potentials and qualities of the practice for the future of Turkish cities.

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S. Aminoleslami Oskouei, “The Role of urban agriculture in enhancing public space; an evaluation of types,” Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Architecture., Middle East Technical University, 2019.