Comparing food efficient design and planning of built environments in Sydney and Miami

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State of Australian Cities Research Network
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, 2013, pp. 1 - 13
Issue Date:
2013-01
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Sustainable design and planning could play increasingly important roles in creating food efficient built environments of the future. This paper reviews design approaches and emerging theories in food efficient of design and planning for built environments. This paper aims to measure and to compare morphologies and spatial dimensions of three typologies of small local food production spaces: urban small farms, community gardens and home gardens in two low density suburban residential neighbourhood case studies in Sydney and Miami. `The Transect, an integrated form based zoning code adopted for the City of Miami in the USA, provides design and planning guidelines for six zones across urban to natural areas. A case study from Sydney is selected as different zoning controls could drive different morphological characteristics of urban forms. Results indicate that morphological analysis can assist significantly in design and planning of built environments and planning policy formulation. Extending this research to larger cross sectional analysis will be beneficial for sustainable community planning.
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