Food in the City: GIS and Urban Agriculture - Where Can We Grow?
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Marie Macchiarolo, The Conway Team
Food in the City, a planning report, examines some of the benefits of and obstacles to urban agriculture in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Conway team will discuss the cornerstone of this report, a GIS-based assessment of city-owned, structure-free, vacant parcels to determine their suitability for urban agriculture. Using ArcMap10.2 and available data, the Conway evaluated four types of urban agriculture: community gardens, commercial farms, community and youth farms, and urban orchards.