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Public Gardens and Livable Cities: Partnerships Connecting People, Plants, and Place

Donald A. Rakow, Meghan Gough, and Sharon A. Lee


This book changes the paradigm for how we conceive of the role of urban public gardens. The book advocates for public gardens as community outreach agents that can, and should, partner with local organizations to support positive local agendas. Safe neighborhoods, quality science education, access to fresh and healthy foods, substantial training opportunities, and environmental health are the key initiative areas the book explores as it highlights model successes and instructive failures that can guide future practices. The book uses a prescriptive approach to synthesize a range of public, pri ... More

Keywords: urban public gardens, quality of life, sustainable community development, community outreach, environmental health, healthy food, neighbourhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501702594
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702594.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald A. Rakow, author
Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Meghan Gough, author
Virginia Commonwealth University

Sharon A. Lee, author