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Id 866
Author Hambright-Belue S., Holland M.J.
Title Social impact through design: Experiments in urban agriculture

Hambright-Belue S., Holland M.J.; Social impact through design: Experiments in urban agriculture ;Plan Journal vol:1.0 issue: 2.0 page:287.0

Keywords Building construction cycle; Food cycle; Food desert; Health deficiencies; Urban farming
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Abstract This paper describes the work of students at the School of Architecture and the Department of Landscape Architecture at Clemson University with a local, non-profit organization-the Feed & Seed-in creating alternatives to the current threads that affect the urban area of West Greenville, South Carolina. Starting on the definition of Food Desert as an area without access to fresh and whole foods, students address issues of economic equity, community building and social justice by developing urban agriculture solutions that focus on food hub and food cycle, promote education and foster social cohesion. With the gaps between the haves and have-nots apparently widening each and every year students perceive, challenge, and test the role that designers have in the decision making processes that constitute possible solutions of fractured neighborhoods, cities and regions. © 2016, Maggioli S.p.a.. All rights reserved.


DOI 10.15274/tpj.2016.01.02.05
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