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Urban Agriculture as ordinary urban practice

Joe Nasr

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Dr Joe Nasr is an independent scholar, lecturer and consultant based in Toronto. He co-curated the travelling exhibit Carrot City, now adapted into a book and website repository. Joe has taught and held postdoctoral fellowships at a number of universities in several countries. He is a regular lecturer at Ryerson University and an Associate at its Centre for Studies in Food Security. He coordinated a training course on urban agriculture in the Middle East and North Africa. Joe is co-author or co-editor of four books, including the seminal Urban Agriculture: Food, Jobs and Sustainable Cities, and author of dozens of articles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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June Komisar

June Komisar is an architect and an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto. She has a professional degree in architecture from Yale University and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council and an associate of the Ryerson Centre for Studies in Food Security. Her research interests include Brazilian architecture, historic preservation and adaptive reuse, as well as socially responsible design. June is a co-author of Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture, with Mark Gorgolewski and Joe Nasr, as well as co-curator of the exhibit Carrot City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark Gorgolewski

Dr Mark Gorgolewski is Professor and Program Director for the graduate program in the building science at Ryerson University in Toronto. He has worked for many years as an architect, researcher and sustainable building consultant in Canada and the UK. He is a director of the Canada Green Building Council and past chair of the Association for Environment Conscious Building (in the UK). He is co-author and curator of the Carrot City book and exhibit and has written several other books and many papers. Mark has received several awards for his teaching and research and participated in various sustainable building projects, including a winning design for the CMHC Equilibrium (net zero energy) Housing Competition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Second Nature Urban Agriculture : Designing Productive Cities

Routledge, 2014

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... practice: Trends and lessons Joe Nasr, June Komisar and Mark Gorgolewski People are rediscovering urban agriculture as a strategy residential vegetable garden plots for food produc- for supplying urban settlements with healthy fresh tion,...