Urban Agroecology Reference Materials



2013 Report on California Legislation Related to Food & Farming

Agriculture & Health - Addressing the Vital Links

Building Resilient City/Regional Food Systems - New Concepts, Lessons, & Recommendations

Building Sustainable Farms - USDA Guide to Funding Opportunities

Community Garden Legal Toolkit

Cultivate LA - An Assessment of Urban Agriculture in Los Angeles County

Decentralization Agricultural Extension - Lessons and Good Practice

Decentralized Aerobic Composting of Urban Solid Wastes

Developing A Sustainable Food System

Fresh Food Distribution Models for Los Angeles

Integration of Agriculture in Urban Policies

LA Sustainability "pLAn" - 2015

LA Urban Agriculture Plan - DakeLuna, Perkins+Will

Landowner’s Guide to Leasing Land for Farming

Local Planning for Urban Agriculture in North America

Multi-functional Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Land Use Planning in the United States

Overcoming Barriers to Cultivating Urban Agriculture

Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles

Sample Zoning for Agriculture-like and Urban Agriculture

Sustainable Urban Decentralization

Tending the Seeds - Emergence of a New US Agriculture

The Potential Role of Urban Agriculture in Regenerating our Urban Areas

Urban Agriculture - Justification & Planning Guidelines

Urban Agriculture - A Planning Approach to Urban Food Systems

Urban Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems - Resource Guide for Local Leaders

Urban Agriculture, Atlanta, & the Regulatory Context

Urban Food Jungle - AECOM



Before It's Too Late: Make Urban Agriculture Truly Sustainable Now for Food Security in a Changing Climate

Creating Space for Sustainable Food Systems in Urban Communities

Disaster: City Case Studies - Cuba, Lessons in Risk Reduction

Food, Agriculture, & Cities: Food & Nutrition Security, Agriculture, & Ecosystem Management in an Urbanizing World

Resilient Urban Food Systems - Opportunities, Challenges, & Solutions

The Role of Urban Agriculture in Building Resilient Cities

Urban Agriculture - A Growing Field Of Research

Urban Agricultural Production Potential & Crop Water Footprint

Urban & Peri‐urban Agriculture & Forestry as a Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation

Urban Agriculture For Sustainable Poverty Alleviation & Food Security

Urban Agriculture Impacts - Social, Health, & Economic

Urban Agriculture, Climate Change, & Food Security



Commercial Food Production Plan for the City of Toronto

Farming in the City - Boston Globe op-ed

Farming Inside Cities - Entrepreneurial Urban Agriculture in the USA

Global Assessment of Urban & Peri-Urban Ag: Irrigated & Rain-fed Cropland

Guidebook for Roof Gardens

Havana's Urban Agriculture: Strategies & Engagements in Alternative Development

Hungry for Land - Small Farmers Feed The World (GRAIN)

Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Developing Countries

Towards Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba

Urban Agriculture: Global Analysis of Space Constraint to meet Demand

Urban Agriculture in Havana: A Popular Response to a Crisis

Urban Agriculture - A Global Analysis of the Space Constraint to Meet Urban Vegetable Demand

Urban Agriculture - Findings from Four City Case Studies

Urban & Peri-Urban Agriculture in Kyiv: "Crisis Induced Strategy vs Recreational Resource"

User Benefits of Urban Agriculture In Havana, Cuba



Brownfield Remediation - Solutions for Urban Agriculture

Evaluation of Urban Soils - Suitability for Green Infrastructure or Urban Agriculture (EPA)

Practical Guide to Soil Contamination & Urban Agriculture

Soil and Water Assessment Techniques

Soil Safety Guide for Urban Food Growers - Johns Hopkins

Soils in Urban Agriculture - UC Extension

Urban Farming: Lead Problems and Remediation Solutions

Urban Gardening - Managing Risks of Contaminated Soil



Attracting Wildlife

Barcelona Green Infrastructure & Biodiversity Plan 2020

Bee Conservation at the Global, Regional, and National Levels

Biodiversity & Riparian Areas

Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development

Biodiversity and Cities - A Bibliography

Biodiversity Council Aids Land Use Planners

Biodiversity Discovery - NPS

Biodiversity for Kids - A Teacher's Guide

Biodiversity & Urban Environment: Importance of Indigenous Species & How Urban Environments Can Preserve Them

Biological Resources, Biodiversity, & Climate Change in Los Angeles - UCLA

Branding Biodiversity - the New Nature Message

California Coastal Chaparral Pollinator Plants

California Plants For Native Bees

California Pollinator Plant List

Colony Collapse Disorder Action Plan (USDA)

Cities & Biodiversity Outlook - Action & Policy

Conservation Priorities for a Biodiversity Hotspot

Conserving Biodiversity Efficiently - What to Do, Where, and When

Conserving Urban Biodiversity

Economic Relevance of Biodiversity

Ecosystems & Biodiversity - the Role of Cities

Enhancing Biodiversity in Urban Ecosystems - Bird Habitat Contributions of Green Roofs

Essential Biodiversity Variables - Policy Forum

European Pollinator Initiative

Final Report of International Pollinator Workshop 2012 - Church House, London

Green Roofs & Biodiversity

Handbook of Biodiversity Valuation - A Guide for Policy Makers

How Our Health Depends on Biodiversity

How to Attract and Maintain Pollinators in Your Garden

Integrated Crop Pollination - From Concept to Reality

Integrated Pest Management - Wikipedia

Integrating Urban Biodiversity into Ecosystem Based Adaptation - Durban

Landscape Biodiversity Planning & Design System - AECOM

Luxury of Vegetation & Tree Biodiversity in Los Angeles, CA

Managing Alternative Pollinators

Mitigating Climate Change Through Food and Land Use

Modelling Pollination Services Across Agricultural Landscapes - Oxford

National Strategy to Promote Pollinator Health 2015

Neonicotinoids In Your Garden

NPS Rim of the Valley Corridor - Los Angeles

Pollinator Collapse Mitigation Recommendations for the Executive Branch

Pollinator Habitat Assessment Form & Guide

Pollinator Plants for California

Pollinator Syndromes (Traits) Chart

Pollinator-Friendly Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Federal Lands

Pollinators & Pesticides (Center for Food Safety)

Precautionary Principle - Wikipedia

Presidential Memorandum - Federal Strategy to Promote Health of Honey Bees & Pollinators

Protecting Bees From Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Your Garden

Scaling up from Gardens - Biodiversity Conservation in Urban Environments

Selecting Plants for Pollinators

Southern California Pollinator Plant List

Urban Agriculture, Forestry, & Biodiversity Protection – A Strategy for Urban Water, Energy, & Food Security

Urban Ecology Strategic Action Plan - Sydney

Urban Habitats as a Refuge for Biodiversity - A case study in Greece

Urbanization, Biodiversity, and Conservation

USAID Biodiversity Policy

Using Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation

White House Pollinator Memorandum

White House Pollinator Research Action Plan 2015

DONATE Volunteer Updates


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