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Community gardens and farmers’ markets can help to relieve food deserts, but not for an entire city

Qiu, Feng (2014) Community gardens and farmers’ markets can help to relieve food deserts, but not for an entire city. LSE American Politics and Policy (19 Dec 2014). Website.

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Abstract

With the rise of inequality and the decline of suburban areas in some North American cities, ‘food deserts’ have become an increasingly important problem for urban policymakers. Using Edmonton, Alberta as a case study, Feng Qiu looks at whether community gardens and farmers markets can act to alleviate these urban food deserts, and increase food access amongst disadvantaged groups. She finds that community gardens and farmers’ markets tend to benefit those living in the city centre the most, and that their ability to alleviate fresh food deficits for the entire city, especially its periphery, is limited.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60686

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