Across the United States, urban food production and its supporting policies have yielded multiple benefits for host cities such as the promotion of human health, encouragement of civic virtue, development of economic opportunities, and protection of the environment. This research was targeted at analyzing how several prominent cities in the U.S. have already approached urban agricultural policy. Such an analysis makes possible an extraction of best practices which create a framework ALFI can use to inform Atlanta’s policy makers about policies that would promote sustainable urban agriculture. This goal was operationalized through case studies of urban agriculture programs and infrastructures in Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, and San Francisco.
Date Published: 2014
Author Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy