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Produce gardens can help to tackle urban blight in rust beltcities

Krusky, Allison M (2015) Produce gardens can help to tackle urban blight in rust beltcities. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Apr 2015). Website.

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Can produce gardens make a difference to communities in former industrial cities? Allison M Krusky took part in a program in Flint, Michigan, which catalogued urban blight as well as community gardens. She finds that residents who lived within 100 meters of a produce garden were much more likely to better maintain their yards compared to those close to vacant, overgrown lots. Given that homeowners tend to replicate the landscaping decisions of their neighbors, she argues that encouraging produce gardens could be a way to tackle urban blight in cities such as Flint.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 14:01
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:47

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