A new article has been published in the latest issue of the journal Progress in Human Geography which takes an interdisciplinary approach and reviews the concepts and theories on urban agriculture from a critical geographical perspective, “Critical geography of urban agriculture”, by Chiara Tornaghi. The abstract is:

“Urban agriculture is a broad term which describes food cultivation and animal husbandry on urban and
peri-urban land. Grassroots as well as institution-led urban agricultural projects are currently mushroom-
ing in the cities of the Global North, reshaping urban landscapes, experimenting with alternatives to the
capitalist organization of urban life and sometimes establishing embryonic forms of recreating the Com-
mons. While this renewed interest in land cultivation and food production is attracting increasing interest
in a wide range of disciplines – from planning to landscape and cultural studies – it remains a very marginal
and almost unexplored field of human geography. Nonetheless, beyond the rhetoric of sustainability and
health, urban agriculture raises several relevant questions of interest for a critical geographer. Starting
by drawing a map of concepts and theories available in an interdisciplinary literature, and highlighting fields
of possible inquiry, this paper aims to define the scope of and an initial agenda for a critical geography of
urban agriculture.”

The online, open access version of this article can be found at:   http://phg.sagepub.com/content/38/4/551