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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press (September 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580933114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580933117
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #943,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A splendid new book from Monacelli Press marks the coming of age of urban agriculture — at least for the design world. Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture is a timely reflection on design and urban food systems, and on the ways that agricultural issues are once again shaping urban spaces and buildings. At the heart of the book are over forty project case studies. These range from ambitious urban plans for the reintroduction of urban agriculture to our cities, to simple measures for growing food at home." —Design Observer

"Of late, growing vegetables in the city has become the preferred hobby for well-educated hipsters. But the modern concept of urban agriculture is much older and broader than its trendiness would suggest; for example, Ebenezer Howard's Garden City movement began in the late 1800s. The new book Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture delves into the past and present of city farming, examining 40 recent and future projects that weave in edible greenery among the concrete. Authored by architects Mark Gorgolewski and June Komisar and urban agriculture expert Joe Nasr, the book highlights mostly Canadian and American projects, with a few from the U.K., the Netherlands, and one each from China and Argentina." —Residential Architect

About the Author

Architect Mark Gorgolewski is a professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto. A specialist in sustainable design, he has contributed to or authored dozens of books and papers on the subject. He is a board member of the Canada Green Building Council and Chair of the Association for Environment Conscious Building in the UK. 

June Komisar, an architect and an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, lectures and publishes widely on the topic of designing for urban agriculture and is a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council.

Joe Nasr is an independent scholar, lecturer, and consultant who teaches courses on urban food security and urban agriculture. His 1996 book Urban Agriculture: Food, Jobs, and Sustainable Cities was acknowledged as the standard text on the topic.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wayne roberts on October 29, 2012
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I think the most exciting stuff going on with urban ag these days is the effort to cross boundaries into urban planning and design, green infrastructure and the like. We can combine forces between urban food production and sustainable urban design and beautification at the same time. This is one of the first works to get this and stimulate thinking about this new approach, which came to life at an Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto in August of 2012(see the Summit blog for a "mannapesto" on this theme). Great artwork and well-done text make for a pleasant and uplifting read --wayne roberts
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By carolyn gaidis on October 21, 2012
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Carrot City was very informative and had great project images! I shared it with my Graduate students. Would highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By somethingborrowed on March 6, 2012
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Don't think I was ever this excited to own a book related to urban agriculture. Beautiful and well-formated book. Great great resource for research projects/getting you started in coming up with your own ideas on viable food production
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By Jorge Luis Freitas on July 19, 2013
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Is a good book, becouse I see a good ideas for work in my country. I sepeak about the book whit my friends.
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