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

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dc.contributor.author Ghosh, S
dc.contributor.author Vale, RJ
dc.contributor.author Vale, B
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:46:08Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), 2008, 7 (4), pp. 430 - 451
dc.identifier.issn 1474-6778
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8893
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
dc.publisher Inderscience Publishers
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1504/IJESD.2008.022388
dc.subject 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., Environmental Sciences
dc.subject 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.; Environmental Sciences
dc.title Local Food production in home gardens: measuring on-site sustainability potential of residential development
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD)
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 7
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 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
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
dc.description.keywords urban ecosystems
dc.description.keywords local food production
dc.description.keywords home gardens
dc.description.keywords sustainable food future
dc.description.keywords residential development
dc.description.keywords sustainable development
dc.description.keywords sustainability
dc.description.keywords ecosystems maintenance
dc.description.keywords environmental impact
dc.description.keywords New Zealand
dc.description.keywords annual household savings
dc.description.keywords community behaviour
dc.description.keywords policy measures.
dc.staffid en_US
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


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