The Role of Urban Gardening for European’s Ageing Societies

Fox-Kämper, Runrid (2015) The Role of Urban Gardening for European’s Ageing Societies. REAL CORP 2015. PLAN TOGETHER – RIGHT NOW – OVERALL. From Vision to Reality for Vibrant Cities and Regions. Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 599-607.

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This paper explores the functions of existing and emerging forms of urban gardening for European cities in times of social, economic, and climate changes with special emphasis on ageing societies. It is based on two research backgrounds: On the one hand it presents research results about living preferences of aged persons conducted by the ILS (Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development) and the IÖR (Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development) in four German cities, thus exploring the needs of an ageing society where besides other factors the access to green space and the social functions of urban gardens can play an important role. On the other hand it presents results of a literature review about the social, economic and ecological functions of urban gardening in European cities and first results of the current COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action on the topic of “Urban Allotment Gardens in European Cities”.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: participative foresight, stakeholders, scenario development, vision seeds, smart city
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 11:05
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 11:05

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