Extracting Urban Green Potential: Critical Design-Based Use of Digital and Bodily Cartography Methods
Book chapter, 2017

In two volumes, selected papers presented at the sixth AESOP conference on Sustainable Food Planning are brought together, representing the academic work of worldwide experts in the fields of food planning and urban agriculture. This volume, therefore, provides an overview of the latest, state-of-the-art research in the field, drawing from areas such as spatial planning, urban design, governance, social innovation, entrepreneurship, and local initiatives, among others, to represent the current knowledge base for creating sustainable urban food projects. Seven papers are part of the extraordinary ideas and initiatives thematic area. In this section, proposals and projects in unexpectedly related fields such as art, performance, installation, or other impossibilities are presented or researched with viewpoints outside current discourses, and everything else. OrrĂ¹ (Chapter Forty-Four) presents explorative modes of inquiry incorporating digital and bodily cartography, tools, and platforms that provide an alternative approach to greening the city, engaging citizens as agents, and transforming urban food-related lifestyles.

spatial planning

urban design

urban agriculture




alternative methods


Anna Maria Orru

Chalmers, Architecture

University of Gothenburg

Mistra Urban Futures

Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society Volume Two: Proceedings of the Sixth AESOP Conference on Sustainable Food Planning


Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories


Other Agricultural Sciences



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