Growing healthy local food: sustainability potential and household participation in home gardens

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dc.contributor.author Ghosh, S
dc.contributor.editor Whitzman, C
dc.contributor.editor Fincher, R
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:36:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC), 2011, pp. 1 - 11
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-646-56805-8
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19361
dc.description.abstract Home gardens exist within millions of private residential outdoor spaces in the cities and suburbs of the world. This paper builds on author's previous research that formulated two models for estimating sustainability potential of home gardens in growing local food in residential neighbourhoods using GIS and ecological footprint methods. This paper, firstly, aims to investigate spatially using GIS, available productive land areas in domestic gardens in a selected residential suburb in Western Sydney at a Collection District (CD) (approximately 225 dwellings) level as defined by Australian Bureau of Statistics. The morphological correlations of productive land to parcel areas, garden sizes and other land covers such as trees, built roof areas etc. are examined spatially to classify specific garden typologies and their associated dwelling structures. Secondly, using a GIS based model, potential quantity of vegetables that could be produced in a neighbourhood is converted into equivalent food energy units. Only vegetable production is considered as it is common and due to limited availability of local food data on home gardens. Finally, a questionnaire survey with the householders will be conducted to comprehend household participation, problems and prospects of growing food in home gardens. This research analyses and integrates potential and peoples' perceptions of growing local food using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The outcomes formulate an integrated sustainability framework and highlight important local scale spatial and land use planning policy implications. Local food production in home gardens could be a possible pathway to achieving improved suburban sustainability and better public health.
dc.format Scott McWhirter
dc.publisher 5th State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC)
dc.title Growing healthy local food: sustainability potential and household participation in home gardens
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC)
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 11 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC)
dc.for 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
dc.personcode 103146
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 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC) en_US
dc.date.activity 20121129 en_US
dc.date.activity 2012-11-29
dc.location.activity Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords local food; suburban gardens; sustainability; household participation; environmental performance. en_US
dc.description.keywords journalism, public relations, PR, spin, PR influence, media
dc.description.keywords local food
dc.description.keywords suburban gardens
dc.description.keywords sustainability
dc.description.keywords household participation
dc.description.keywords environmental performance.
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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