Local Food production in home gardens: measuring on-site sustainability potential of residential development

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dc.contributor.author Ghosh, Sumita en_US
dc.contributor.author Vale, R en_US
dc.contributor.author Vale, B en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:46:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:46:08Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2008003083 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ghosh Sumita, Vale R, and Vale B 2008, 'Local Food production in home gardens: measuring onsite sustainability potential of residential development', Inderscience Publishers, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 430-451. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1474-6778 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8893
dc.description.abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract Local food production is an integrated pathway to achieving a sustainable food future, appropriate urban ecosystem maintenance and meaningful environmental impact reduction. Current urban food production policies have demonstrated the sustainability importance of growing food locally. This paper analyses local vegetable productivities associated with available productive land areas as home gardens in low, medium and high density residential urban forms using aerial photographs, spatial ArcGIS and mathematical methods. It compares the food production potential of a household in five different residential urban form case studies from the Auckland Region, New Zealand. Potential annual household savings are estimated as Land Area Equivalents (LEQs) in hectares using ecological footprint conversion methods. The case studies were compared to determine the most 'food efficient' urban form considering average and maximum production scenarios. Outcomes indicate that community behaviour change and appropriate policy measures are critical for the uptake of local food production in home gardens en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Inderscience Publishers en_US
dc.title Local Food production in home gardens: measuring on-site sustainability potential of residential development en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD) en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 430 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 451 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120500 en_US
dc.personcode 103146 en_US
dc.personcode 0000049202 en_US
dc.personcode 0000049203 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.description.keywords urban ecosystems; local food production; home gardens; sustainable food future; residential development; sustainable development; sustainability; ecosystems maintenance; environmental impact; New Zealand; annual household savings; community behaviour; policy measures. en_US
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