Authors/Contributors

Danielle Foisy
Taskina Tareen

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

5-2015

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

Southern Africa, agribusinesses, agriculture, farm, urban, population growth, class, ecology, social class, community, food, marketing

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

If there is anything to be learnt from developed cities around the world, it is that the private sector will continue to play an increasingly important role in the urban food supply of emerging cities. In the context of Southern Africa, where the informal sector continues to serve a large percentage of the urban poor population, but is losing power due to the advent of modern agribusinesses, it becomes necessary to derive methods to integrate small-scale vendors into formal food marketing systems through the respatializing of logistical spaces of food aggregation and distribution in the city. Through a consolidation of existing food activists and community based/social movement, and analysis of the modern food network and systems, there lies design potential for systemic intervention that begins to link food production of multiple scales in a coherent sequence, that addresses the ecological,social and spatial attributes of a given community/site.

Additional Information

Part 2/2

Source

Syracuse School of Architecture 2015

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