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Urban Farming and Its Importance for Environmental Sustainability

Mohd. Hussain, Mohd. Ramzi and Yusoff, Norul Hafizah and Tukiman, Izawati (2017) Urban Farming and Its Importance for Environmental Sustainability. In: International Conference on Environmental Science and Development (ICESD 2017), 3rd August 2017, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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Urban farming is one of the approaches to achieve sustainable agriculture that is widely practiced by communities, especially around the rapid urbanization areas to address the environmental and economic issues like greenhouse effects and deprivation. Plenty efforts have been done over the past few decades in commercializing urban farming to the international, national and local level. The paper is aimed to discuss the literature framework of the growing demands of the urban farming activities within the city environment, and how it benefits the environmental sustainability concept. In addition, this paper describes the advantages of urban farming activities from the views of environmental, economical and social aspects which contribute very much to the urban sustainability. The benefits and potential of implementing urban farming within urban spaces are evaluated as it also may improve the quality of life among urban communities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3177/57866
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban farming, environmental sustainability, urban communities, sustainable development
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 11:33
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 10:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57866

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