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Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture

The potential health, social, environmental and economic benefits of urban farms and gardens are far-reaching. Studies have found associations between urban community gardens and increased access to healthy food, opportunities for exercise, stronger social cohesion in neighborhoods and higher property values. And like any green space, urban farms and gardens offer essential ecosystem services like moderating temperatures and reducing storm water runoff.

The Center for a Livable Future is engaged in several endeavors concerning urban agriculture, including original research, the creation of reports and aggregation of policy and legislation. Here is some of our most recent and essential work: