De la Acropolis a la Agropolis: Estrategias en busca de una seguridad alimentaria y sostenibilidad ambiental

Translated title of the contribution: From Acropolis to Agropolis: Strategies looking for food security and environmental sustainability

Raul Alberto Marino Zamudio

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Abstract

Cities are the main consumers of resources (water, energy, food, raw materials) depending on these for its functioning and its urban population survival. Endless expansion of cities in the world, specially in developing countries, had blurred the boundaries between rural-urban areas, affecting the agricultural production that is vital for the sustain of billions or urban inhabitants in world cities. Therefore, many cities in the world have been looking for ways to be more self-sustainable, generating energy, water and food for its subsistence. This article explore the processes behind the current threats in food security, and present some of the adaptation strategies of cities and urban communities to improve food security and environmental sustainability through urban agriculture in different scales and approaches, and the waste management strategies associated with food production and solid waste recycling.
Translated title of the contributionFrom Acropolis to Agropolis: Strategies looking for food security and environmental sustainability
Original languageSpanish
Article number6
Pages (from-to)97-116
Number of pages20
JournalUNISALLE Journal
Issue number57
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Farming
  • urban design
  • Community planning
  • Food security
  • Environment and education

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