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Some evidence from the geographical analysis of agri-urban fringes and farm-city interactions. A French perspective

Abstract : The lecture is focused on 5 short geographical questions in concern with the rural-urban interface. First, at metropolitan scale, the main food industries are not necessarily located in the main cities, and that means that agricultural centralities and regional centralities are often disconnected. Second, through the food short supply chains, the disconnection between cities and their agricultural surroundings is challenged by farmers we call, following Augustin Berque’s theory, ecumenal mediators. Third, it is possible to get a more acute comprehension of agri-urban interactions by drawing an analysis of their spatial interfaces. Fourth, access to the countryside by city dwellers is a major issue of social interaction (out of the few countries were trespass is an offence). Fifth, the urban agriculture, defined as the agriculture conducted and experienced in an agglomeration by farmers and inhabitants at the scale of their lived space or at the scale of the local public policies, is opening new opportunities for urban planning.
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Yvon Le Caro. Some evidence from the geographical analysis of agri-urban fringes and farm-city interactions. A French perspective. Urban and periurban agriculture : European issues and local practices, Politecnico di Torino, Apr 2014, Turin, Italy. ⟨halshs-01717953⟩

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